Crews extinguish bedroom fire
Beambridge Place, Basildon
19/06/2022 @ 14:59
Incident Number: 170250
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Rayleigh Weir,
Crews have been praised after extinguishing a bedroom fire in Basildon.
We were called to reports of a fire in a mid terrace property in Beambridge Place today at 2.59pm.
Crews from Basildon, Corringham, Orsett and Rayleigh Weir attended and found a fire in a bedroom.
Station Manager Mark Elliott said: "Our Control teams did a brilliant job of getting crews to the scene quickly.
"I'd like to praise Watch Manager Steve Allen and the crews for working hard in arduous conditions and containing what was an intense fire to the bedroom.
"I'd also like to thank Essex Police and UK Power Networks for working with us so closely.
"Thankfully, the property had working smoke alarms which alerted the occupants, and they did exactly the right thing: they got out, stayed out and called 999."
Unfortunately a number of people have been left temporarily homeless.
A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.
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