Man suffers severe burns in fire in Westcliff flat

TWO men have been taken to hospital after a fire in Westcliff.

Firefighters rescued three people from flats in Ditton Court Road after a chip pan fire.

The fire started in a ground floor flat at 3.27am.

Twenty-five firefighters  from Southend, Leigh, and Rochford stations attended.

One man was found outside suffering severe burns to his hands and arms and smoke inhalation.

He had attempted to carry the pan outside and spilled burning fat on to himself.

Firefighters went into the converted three storey house and found a second man unconscious on a sofa in the flat. 

A third man was rescued by firefighters via  a ladder while three more residents escaped through a rear door and on to a flat roof.

The entire building was filled with smoke. The flames were extinguished by 4.16am.

Both men were taken to Southend Hospital for treatment.

Southend station officer Lee Burling said; "We urge people not to use chip pans, never attempt to carry a chip pan if it catches alight and to make sure everybody else is out. Shut the doors and call the fire brigade.

"It is also vital to have smoke alarms throughout a property and to have a fire escape plan."

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9:19am Mon 2 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

3am and frying chips.
3am and frying chips. DogsMessInLeigh

9:51am Mon 2 Dec 13

Vox SoS says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
3am and frying chips.
who says they were frying chips ?

It could have been Mars Bars
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: 3am and frying chips.[/p][/quote]who says they were frying chips ? It could have been Mars Bars Vox SoS

11:34am Mon 2 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Probably two drunks
Probably two drunks Nowthatsworthknowing

12:12pm Mon 2 Dec 13

sosad 1 says...

drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work
drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work sosad 1

2:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

sosad 1 wrote:
drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work
None batter...
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work[/p][/quote]None batter... Nowthatsworthknowing

3:49pm Mon 2 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
3am and frying chips.
sounds like a serious case of the munchies.....
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: 3am and frying chips.[/p][/quote]sounds like a serious case of the munchies..... pembury53

6:53pm Mon 2 Dec 13

munro2013 says...

The Fire Brigade arrived promptly,a big thank you from the residents it could have been far worse, the resident in the top flat could have been overcome by the smoke as we could not wake him. Our firemen do a fantastic job.
The Fire Brigade arrived promptly,a big thank you from the residents it could have been far worse, the resident in the top flat could have been overcome by the smoke as we could not wake him. Our firemen do a fantastic job. munro2013

9:50pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Toomanypeople says...

sosad 1 wrote:
drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work
Had to phone up there second jobs to get time off work
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work[/p][/quote]Had to phone up there second jobs to get time off work Toomanypeople

4:13pm Tue 3 Dec 13

runwellian says...

It is not just the damage to their own flat, or the risk to their own lives, you have to think of other folk who may not have been so lucky.

It should be made a legal requirement that every home as smoke alarms! Smoke inhalation kills more folk that fire!

thanks to the emergency services fro their fantastic work!
It is not just the damage to their own flat, or the risk to their own lives, you have to think of other folk who may not have been so lucky. It should be made a legal requirement that every home as smoke alarms! Smoke inhalation kills more folk that fire! thanks to the emergency services fro their fantastic work! runwellian

1:24pm Fri 6 Dec 13

AndyTres says...

Toomanypeople wrote:
sosad 1 wrote:
drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work
Had to phone up there second jobs to get time off work
I'm sure you wouldn't be so flippant about the fire crew if it was your house on fire 'toomanypeople'!
[quote][p][bold]Toomanypeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: drunk or sober the main thing is the f b saved peoples live here good work[/p][/quote]Had to phone up there second jobs to get time off work[/p][/quote]I'm sure you wouldn't be so flippant about the fire crew if it was your house on fire 'toomanypeople'! AndyTres

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