Person left homeless after fire in Leigh

First published in Echo News

A PERSON has been left homeless after a fire tore through their home.

Firefighters from Rayleigh Weir and Leigh were called to a bungalow in The Fairway in Leigh at around 4:10pm yesterday.

Officers spent two and a half hours tackling the blaze after it broke out under the floorboards of the property.

They were forced to cut away parts of the floor to find the seat of the fire, after the Electricity Board isolated power to damaged cabling underneath.

Using a hose reel and breathing apparatus, they managed to extinguish the blaze by 6:40pm.

A revisit is planned for 8pm to ensure the area remains safe.

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9:12pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Old Boy says...

I thought that the fire was today Thursday.
I thought that the fire was today Thursday. Old Boy
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9:36pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Pounder says...

A 'person'. How oddly vague.
A 'person'. How oddly vague. Pounder
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12:18am Fri 14 Dec 12

Devils Advocate says...

We passed a site in the Fairway where there were two engines attending and smoke coming from the house. That was at about 4:40pm today (Thursday)
We passed a site in the Fairway where there were two engines attending and smoke coming from the house. That was at about 4:40pm today (Thursday) Devils Advocate
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1:40pm Fri 14 Dec 12

colsmith says...

"A person etc etc their home". Who on the planet edits this c*ap? Do any of the people responsible for the finished article to be published have any idea just how to command the English language? Thought not. What a shamefull bunch of half wits you are. Still, makes good reading and if it is deliberate. Blo*dy well done!!!
"A person etc etc their home". Who on the planet edits this c*ap? Do any of the people responsible for the finished article to be published have any idea just how to command the English language? Thought not. What a shamefull bunch of half wits you are. Still, makes good reading and if it is deliberate. Blo*dy well done!!! colsmith
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1:54pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Devils Advocate says...

colsmith wrote:
"A person etc etc their home". Who on the planet edits this c*ap? Do any of the people responsible for the finished article to be published have any idea just how to command the English language? Thought not. What a shamefull bunch of half wits you are. Still, makes good reading and if it is deliberate. Blo*dy well done!!!
That's "Shameful" colsmith.

4/10 See me after school!
[quote][p][bold]colsmith[/bold] wrote: "A person etc etc their home". Who on the planet edits this c*ap? Do any of the people responsible for the finished article to be published have any idea just how to command the English language? Thought not. What a shamefull bunch of half wits you are. Still, makes good reading and if it is deliberate. Blo*dy well done!!![/p][/quote]That's "Shameful" colsmith. 4/10 See me after school! Devils Advocate
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3:56pm Fri 14 Dec 12

colsmith says...

What will you be wearing?
What will you be wearing? colsmith
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8:15pm Fri 14 Dec 12

siddymint says...

People feed the squirrels in Belfairs Park and leave lots and lots of extra food .
Rats then move in, the weather gets cold and the rats move into the surrounding houses and eat the cables .
Not saying this was the cause but its giving massive problem with many properties having there cables eaten through.
People feed the squirrels in Belfairs Park and leave lots and lots of extra food . Rats then move in, the weather gets cold and the rats move into the surrounding houses and eat the cables . Not saying this was the cause but its giving massive problem with many properties having there cables eaten through. siddymint
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8:18pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Devils Advocate says...

colsmith wrote:
What will you be wearing?
Out of fashion, worn out jeans and a waterproof Gaberdine mac that let's in the water, you know, the usual smart look I'm known for.


Oh, and a red carnation!
[quote][p][bold]colsmith[/bold] wrote: What will you be wearing?[/p][/quote]Out of fashion, worn out jeans and a waterproof Gaberdine mac that let's in the water, you know, the usual smart look I'm known for. Oh, and a red carnation! Devils Advocate
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