Update: Family flee flat after dryer fire

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A MOTHER and her four children have been forced to flee their home after a tumble dryer caught fire.

Two crews from Southend, one from Leigh and another from Shoebury were called to the blaze in the kitchen of a third floor flat on Fortune Steps, Kursaal Way at 5.17pm yesterday. The fire was extinguished by 5.45pm after crews used one main jet and one hose reel jet to tackle the blaze.

However the corridor on the third floor of the building was heavily smoke logged and firefighters advised residents to stay in their flats with the doors closed.

The resident of the flat where the dryer caught fire, who asked not to be named, was not able to return with her children - the youngest is a newborn and the eldest is 11 - due to the damage.

She said:“We’re not allowed to go back in tonight, so they’re sorting us out somewhere else to stay. I’m waiting to hear how bad the damage is.

“The tumble dryer wasn’t even running - my children were filling it up to put it on and smoke started coming out. There wasn’t much initially, but I flicked the switch off and called the fire brigade.

“I sent my eldest down to let the fire crew in. By the time they got here the kitchen was really filling up with smoke, but there weren’t any flames. I assume it must’ve just been an electrical fault.”

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7:00pm Mon 16 Dec 13

MitchLive says...

Danny?
Danny? MitchLive

9:27pm Mon 16 Dec 13

emcee says...

Wasn't a Beko by any chance, was it?
http://www.recalluk.
com/recalls/product/
beko-tumble-dryer-re
call-2012.aspx
Wasn't a Beko by any chance, was it? http://www.recalluk. com/recalls/product/ beko-tumble-dryer-re call-2012.aspx emcee

10:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

emcee wrote:
Wasn't a Beko by any chance, was it?
http://www.recalluk.

com/recalls/product/

beko-tumble-dryer-re

call-2012.aspx
yes lets see the name of the dryer that caused the fire that made the family flee.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Wasn't a Beko by any chance, was it? http://www.recalluk. com/recalls/product/ beko-tumble-dryer-re call-2012.aspx[/p][/quote]yes lets see the name of the dryer that caused the fire that made the family flee. DogsMessInLeigh

10:19pm Mon 16 Dec 13

gangsta_len says...

lol I thought the same whats Danny been up to now
lol I thought the same whats Danny been up to now gangsta_len

10:37am Tue 17 Dec 13

Howard Cháse says...

What were tbey dyeing and which colour?
What were tbey dyeing and which colour? Howard Cháse

2:22pm Tue 17 Dec 13

echoforum says...

Its the Kursal,so probably their pet
Its the Kursal,so probably their pet echoforum

3:51pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Kursaal76 says...

echoforum wrote:
Its the Kursal,so probably their pet
You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj.
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: Its the Kursal,so probably their pet[/p][/quote]You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj. Kursaal76

3:54pm Tue 17 Dec 13

BIRLIS says...

Kursaal76 wrote:
echoforum wrote:
Its the Kursal,so probably their pet
You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj.
English not your first, or even second, language then?
[quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: Its the Kursal,so probably their pet[/p][/quote]You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj.[/p][/quote]English not your first, or even second, language then? BIRLIS

5:40pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Kursaal76 says...

BIRLIS wrote:
Kursaal76 wrote:
echoforum wrote:
Its the Kursal,so probably their pet
You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj.
English not your first, or even second, language then?
Typing on phone sorry if it offends you by making spelling mistakes. By the way english is my language but I aslo know german, spanish and french not bad for someone living on the kursaal is it?
[quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: Its the Kursal,so probably their pet[/p][/quote]You mum should know she her waiting for her punters every night. I herd it was 99p for a bj.[/p][/quote]English not your first, or even second, language then?[/p][/quote]Typing on phone sorry if it offends you by making spelling mistakes. By the way english is my language but I aslo know german, spanish and french not bad for someone living on the kursaal is it? Kursaal76

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