Roof fire

Crews were called to Shelley Avenue in Basildon this morning after a roof caught on fire while work was being carried out on it. 

On arrival, firefighters discovered a semi-detached bungalow with its roof 100% alight. 

The fire was extinguished by 10:40am. 

Crews gave first aid to two people at the scene who suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. 

Monitoring Officer for the incident, Toby Ingham said: “Crews did really well to contain the fire and stop it from reaching the nearby properties. 

“Unfortunately, the homeowner and pets have temporarily become homeless as a consequence. 

“The performance of the crews was excellent, and the incident was very well coordinated by the Incident Commander, Watch Manager Adam Barber from Basildon Fire Station.” 

Incident number
Attending station
Shelley Avenue, Basildon
9.10am - 17 October 2023