Fires at two Tattoo parlours probed

Firefighters attended a fire in a tattoo studio in Tilbury in the early hours of Monday morning. The officer in charge reported that the fire had made the ground floor heavily smoke logged. Using one hose reel jet and wearing two sets of breathing apparatus crews had extinguished the fire by 00:50hrs.

Incident Commander-Station Officer Doug Sylvester said:
“When fire crews arrived at the incident they quickly extinguished the fire in the tattoo shop. A woman who lived in the flat above the shop managed to escape from her flat, she suffered from smoke inhalation as the smoke had entered her property. Fire crews gave oxygen therapy to the woman in her forties and she was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

“The flat did not have any smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm can give you that vital early warning if you have a fire in your home. If you would like advice on smoke alarms and a home fire safety visit please call 0845 6012495.”

This incident followed another incident in which another tattoo shop in Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham Road, had a fire. Crews reported that fire had started externally and was out on arrival.

The cause of the fire for both incidents will be investigated by ECFRS and the Police.

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