Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church

Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church

Residents evacuated following fire at Westcliff church

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RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes as firefighters tackled a blaze at the rear of a Westcliff church this morning.

Crews from Southend, Leigh, and Rayleigh attended the scene at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Northview Drive after receiving a call at 4.15am.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, the incident commander reported that the single story church was 25% alight and completely smoke-logged.

Around 12 people were evacuated from nearby homes and five people received first aid from paramedics at the scene after suffering mild smoke inhalation.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using two main jets and two hose reels, fire crews extinguished the blaze and left the scene at around 6.30am.

An investigation is currently being carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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2:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

rhowes says...

Pleased to say that Paul Collins, the Westborough Liberal Democrat Councillor is all over this story like a rash!

So sorry to hear that some of our residents and Church members have been badly affected by this fire.
Pleased to say that Paul Collins, the Westborough Liberal Democrat Councillor is all over this story like a rash! So sorry to hear that some of our residents and Church members have been badly affected by this fire. rhowes
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2:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Feminism is Dead says...

The Seventh Day Adventist is not a church, it's a cult.
The Seventh Day Adventist is not a church, it's a cult. Feminism is Dead
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