Seventh floor fire in Chadwell tower block

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire on the landing and stairwell of a high rise block of flats in Godman Road, Chadwell St Mary. The fire was on the seventh floor, crews wore six sets of breathing apparatus and used one main jet to extinguish the fire. Crews ventilated the area with a high pressure fan and had dealt with the incident by 03:53hrs.

Station Officer Darren Driscoll from Grays fire station said: “The fire was confined to the landing and stairwell on the 7th floor of a 14 storey block of flats. Firefighters quickly tackled the small fire, once the fire was extinguished crews ventilated the floors above and below which were smoke logged.”

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, ECFRS and the police wiil carry out an investigation.

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