Douglas Road, Clacton
28/12/2021 @ 13:37
Incident Number: 159007
In attendance: 1 x Clacton, 1 x Weeley
Firefighters were called to a garage fire in Clacton earlier today.
On arrival, crews reported that a garage attached to a property was heavily smoke logged.
Firefighters in Breathing Apparatus entered the garage to extinguish the fire which contained a small amount of petrol as well as some recycling.
Crews extinguished the fire by 2:07pm. The cause of the fire was recorded as accidental or deliberate, both possibilities.
Rubbish can act as a fuel to fire, follow our advice on storing rubbish to help prevent a fire spreading:
- Place the refuse outside on the collection day (ensuring this is in line with local authorities)
- Do not store refuse in corridors, stairwells or your escape route
- Where possible, try to maintain 3m safe distance from your buildings
- Site bonfires well away from rubbish, sheds, fences, trees and plants
- Contact your local authority to check for any current arrangements with regards to collections and opening times/arranges of local recycling sites
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