House fire leaves two homeless

TWO people have been left homeless after a bin fire spread to their house last night. Fire crews were called out to the blaze in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, just before 4am.

TWO people have been left homeless after a bin fire spread to their house last night.

Fire crews were called out to the blaze in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, just before 4am.

They discovered an external gas supply had been affected by the flames so they were forced to monitor the situation and call for the Gas Board.

Within 20 minutes the fire had spread into the end of terrace property.


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The officer in charge requested backup as the electricity supplies were also hit and ground floor of the house was “well alight”.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one hose reel to tackle the blaze.

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At 5am, an aerial ladder platform from Chelmsford was sent to the incident to assist.

The electricity supply had been isolated but crews said the internal fire was still alight.

The fire outside involving the gas supply was allowed to burn under control while the Gas Board team worked to cut off the supply.

A fire service spokesman said the incident at Bell Street had been dealt with by 6.15am.

He said there were no casualties but two people have been made homeless.

A joint police and fire investigation has been started to establish the cause.

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