Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Chelmsford: Flat fire in Harberd Tye leaves 30 homeless

13:18 14 June 2014

Firefighters have rescued a dog at Alton Water near Ipswich

Firefighters have rescued a dog at Alton Water near Ipswich

Archant

Thirty people who escaped a burning block of flats in Essex have been left homeless by the damaged caused.

shares

Firefighters will called to the fire in Harberd Tye, Chelmsford, shortly before 2am this morning, and discovered a fire in the roof and top floor of a three storey building was “well developed”.

Three crews from Chelmsford and one from Great Baddow battled for nearly three hours to control the fire, using an aerial ladder platform to dampen down the hotspots.

The Red Cross was called to help people left homeless as a result of the blaze.

Sub officer Syd Barrett, from Chelmsford Fire Station, said: “When crews arrived, there was a well developed fire in the roof void of the block which had broken through the roof of the building. The fire did not spread to an adjacent block.

“We made sure the entire building had been evacuated. In all, around 30 people escaped safely from the building but none of them will be able to return because of the damage caused.

“Crews were hampered by a poor water supply but were able to use the aerial ladder platform to good effect to douse the fire from above. We had the incident under control by around 3.30am and continued using the ALP to damp it down and extinguish the fire for around another hour-and-a-half.”

The fire was out shortly before 5am.

The block is a housing association building and the housing association has been informed.

An investigation will take place into the cause of the fire.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police release CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with Southwold hotel burglary

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a burglary from The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

Clive Howard.

A Stowmarket rapist who attacked at least six women over nearly 30 years has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years and three months.

The EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.

Guests enjoy the celebration - Emma Hibbert from Adnams

The finest of the county’s food and drink industry gathered yesterday for the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015.

Bluebell Avenue, Bury St Edmunds

Life is always rosey for the residents of the county’s freshest, colourful-sounding road names.

Join the election candidates from Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in our live online hustings

In the latest round of our live election hustings we are putting your questions to the candidates contesting the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich seat on May 7.

Part of Stoke Road in Thorndon could be closed until Wednesday.

Part of Stoke Road in Thorndon could be closed for up to two days after a six-inch water main burst.

Emergency services called to Silent Street, Ipswich

The air ambulance was deployed to a medical emergency at a property in Silent Street, Ipswich this afternoon.

Easton Young Farmer County Show at Easton Farm Park.

A country fair to support the Suffolk Young Farmers organisation saw about 1,000 people turn out to watch everything from a dog show to tugs of war.

Crash on Ashcroft Road by Norwich Road junction

A young motorist has sustained head injuries after a two-vehicle collision in Ipswich.

Shawn Leek is running 7 marathons in 7 days, ending with the London Marathon, to raise funds for St Helena Hospice.

A runner taking on seven marathons in seven days in aid of charity has said he is glad to get the first 26.2 miles under his belt.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages