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Colchester: Kitchen fire which was triggered by dishwasher is extinguished

07:47 16 October 2012


FIREFIGHTERS were today scrambled to a kitchen fire in Colchester which was triggered by a dishwasher.

Two crews from Colchester were sent to the scene, in Causton Road, at 12.19am after a smoke detector alerted residents to the blaze.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it is believed a dishwasher started the fire.

Firefighters used one hose reel to put out the blaze, which was extinguished by 12.47am.

Once the fire was out, a high pressure fan was used to clear the two storey property of smoke.


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