Family left homeless after fire

Southend Standard: Family left homeless after fire Family left homeless after fire

A FAMILY has been left homeless following a fire in Leigh.

It happened after the blaze started in the kitchen of a semi-detached house in Brookfields.

Firefighters were called at about 10.50am and spent half an hour ventilating the property of smoke. A man, woman and two boys, aged two and four years old, were made homeless.

The Red Cross Emergency Support Team were called to the incident to assist the family.

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12:49am Mon 4 Feb 13

ZUBZUBUK says...

Having recently supported family through the trauma of a house fire just before Christmas my heart goes out to this family. It is shocking how much damage just smoke can cause to the non-fire damaged areas of a home and how slow insurers are to step in even with 'emergency' assistance. No one tells you to get a loss assessor 'fighting your corner' from day 1 but this would be the best advice I would give to this family.
Having recently supported family through the trauma of a house fire just before Christmas my heart goes out to this family. It is shocking how much damage just smoke can cause to the non-fire damaged areas of a home and how slow insurers are to step in even with 'emergency' assistance. No one tells you to get a loss assessor 'fighting your corner' from day 1 but this would be the best advice I would give to this family. ZUBZUBUK
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