Firefighters tackle a blaze in a house in Thorpe Bay

Smoke from the blaze fills St James Avenue

Smoke from the blaze fills St James Avenue

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FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a a house fire in Thorpe Bay.

The fire broke out at a house in St James Avenue, close to the junction of Station Road, at about 12.30pm.

The house had scaffolding outside and residents reported seeing a decorator removing render from the house with a heating tool - which is thought to have begun the fire.

Fire crews reported the roof was 100 per cent alight upon arrival and they used two hoses to surround the fire and put it out by 2.50pm.

The ambulance service did not attend and it is not thought anyone was hurt in the incident.

 

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2:04pm Fri 20 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Hope everyone is ok and no one is too hurt Xx
Hope everyone is ok and no one is too hurt Xx SLord90
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4:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Cowboy builders was the warning given by the Echo recently....
Cowboy builders was the warning given by the Echo recently.... Nowthatsworthknowing
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5:24pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Oops!!!!
Oops!!!! Living the La Vida Legra
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8:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Kim*Gandy wrote:
Who in their right mind would use a blow torch, near an inflammable roof ? never mind the fire damage, how about the few hundred gallons of water, bring the ceilings down ? what a mess.
Yes a real house has plaster ceiling, a flat a concrete one...
[quote][p][bold]Kim*Gandy[/bold] wrote: Who in their right mind would use a blow torch, near an inflammable roof ? never mind the fire damage, how about the few hundred gallons of water, bring the ceilings down ? what a mess.[/p][/quote]Yes a real house has plaster ceiling, a flat a concrete one... sesibollox
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