Bird’s nest triggers rooftop blaze flap

Bird’s nest triggers rooftop blaze flap

Bird’s nest triggers rooftop blaze flap

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A FIRE started in the roof of a Benfleet home after a bird’s nest caught light.

Firefighters were called to Hart Road shortly after 6pm on Thursday. The homeowner, who asked not to be named, said he was halfway through repair work on the roof. He said: “If there was any time for this to happen, this was probably the best time.

“I was at home with my wife and son and as soon as we knew the roof was smoking, I called the fire service. When they arrived they dealt with it very promptly and the fire was out quickly. They were here a few hours making checks but, all in all, it is not too bad.”

Three crews, from Rayleigh and Canvey, attended. A neighbour said she heard the drama unfold.

The woman, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It was a real surprise when three fire engines raced up. I didn’t really know what was going on, but I am glad everyone is OK.”

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

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9:33am Tue 25 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Was it a case of the dry nesting material, going up having been subjected to a lit cigarette butt ?
Was it a case of the dry nesting material, going up having been subjected to a lit cigarette butt ? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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9:37am Tue 25 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Was it a case of the dry nesting material, going up having been subjected to a lit cigarette butt ?
So it was a Puffin's nest then.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Was it a case of the dry nesting material, going up having been subjected to a lit cigarette butt ?[/p][/quote]So it was a Puffin's nest then. DogsMessInLeigh
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3:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Sensible Man says...

How on earth does a birds nest in / on a roof "catch light". Very strange.
How on earth does a birds nest in / on a roof "catch light". Very strange. Sensible Man
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4:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

insurance job ?
insurance job ? pembury53
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6:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
insurance job ?
Yeah a couple of Magpies I reckon.. opportunists you know..
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: insurance job ?[/p][/quote]Yeah a couple of Magpies I reckon.. opportunists you know.. Kim Gandy
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