Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting ECHONEWS to 80360, or email us Click here for details »
Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church
Updated 9:44am Monday 10th March 2014 in Echo News
RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes as firefighters tackled a blaze at the rear of a Westcliff church this morning.
When fire crews arrived at the scene, the incident commander reported that the single story church was 25% alight and completely smoke-logged.
Around 12 people were evacuated from nearby homes and five people received first aid from paramedics at the scene after suffering mild smoke inhalation.
Wearing breathing apparatus and using two main jets and two hose reels, fire crews extinguished the blaze and left the scene at around 6.30am.
An investigation is currently being carried out to establish the cause of the fire.
Comments are closed on this article.