Monday, March 4, 2024

Man Trapped in Burning Stanford Building

Crews tackled a fire in a derelict house in Southend Road, Stanford-le-Hope. Initially two appliances were sent to the scene, but ECFRS Control operators received dozens of calls to the incident so two additional pumps were ordered to the scene, along with an aerial ladder platform from Southend.

At 21:23 hrs, firefighters requested the attendance of the Ambulance Service after leading a 30-year-old man out of the burning building to safety. Crews administered oxygen therapy and first aid to the casualty, who was later placed in the care of paramedics.

At 21:42 hrs, Station Officer Geoff Wheal reported that the two-storey unoccupied property was well alight. He said that crews were using two hose reels and one jet to tackle the blaze.

At 22:00 hrs, Station Officer Wheal reports that 20 per cent of the property, measuring 8m x 12 metres remains is still alight. Crews wearing breathing apparatus are using three jets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire, which has now been sectorised and is being brought under control.

The incident was dealt with by 23:36 hrs. A revisit is planned for 0700 hrs wednesday and the fire investigation will begin after 09:00 hrs (Wed)

A joint Police and Fire Service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.


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