Saturday, July 13, 2024

Kitchen fire in Horndon-on-the-Hill pub

FIRE Crews were called to a pub in Horndon on the Hill this afternoon (Sunday) after reports of a fire in a kitchen.

On arrival firefighters reported the kitchen fire had quickly spread up the extractor fan and internally through vents, meaning the above floors and roof were also affected.

Firefighters quickly surrounded the fire to bring it under control.

At 3.40pm the Incident Commander, Station Manager Russ Freeman, confirmed the fire was under control and crews were working to fully extinguish further hotspots.

Station Manager Freeman said:

“There were lots of people at the venue when this fire started as today marks one of the biggest events in the pub’s annual calendar. Unfortunately one person in the kitchen suffered burns but there are no other injuries.

“Because of the nature of the old building, fire and heat can spread quickly and access can be difficult, but our firefighters did a brilliant job in surrounding it and bringing it under control. We will now take our time to cut away sections where needed to make sure we reach all hotspots and make the scene safe.”

At 4.20pm firefighters reported that the fire had been completely extinguished.

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