Mattress on fire behind garages

Mattress on fire behind garages

Mattress on fire behind garages

First published in Southend by

FIREFIGHTERS were called to extinguish a mattress which caught fire behind some garages.

One crew from Southend Fire Station arrived at Jones Close, off Victoria Avenue, to find the mattress alight after being tipped off by a neighbour at about 7.30pm.

They used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze in a few minutes.

It is not yet clear whether the fire was accidental or arson.

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10:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

spontaneous combustion.
spontaneous combustion. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

11:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

Homeless person smoking in bed.
Never known a mattress set it's self on fire except a suicidal one!
Homeless person smoking in bed. Never known a mattress set it's self on fire except a suicidal one! white_van_ man
  • Score: 1

11:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Southchurch75 says...

Jones Close...enough said!
Jones Close...enough said! Southchurch75
  • Score: 1

7:53am Tue 19 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

I bet the 8th of September can't come soon enough for the fire brigade, feet up at last...
I bet the 8th of September can't come soon enough for the fire brigade, feet up at last... pembury53
  • Score: -2

8:33am Tue 19 Aug 14

mikeydpop says...

Slow news day? No cats stuck up trees? Was it a single or double mattress? What colour was the 'one reel used'? Were the crew in the middle of a game of table tennis when they got this shout or pool?

We need to know.
Slow news day? No cats stuck up trees? Was it a single or double mattress? What colour was the 'one reel used'? Were the crew in the middle of a game of table tennis when they got this shout or pool? We need to know. mikeydpop
  • Score: -1

12:05pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

They sprung into action, not so much a silent night...
They sprung into action, not so much a silent night... Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: -3

1:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

I blame the neighbour that tipped it off
I blame the neighbour that tipped it off MilesBond
  • Score: -1

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