House fire on Canvey

House fire on Canvey

House fire on Canvey

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a smoke-logged property on Canvey, this morning.

The house, in Hawkesbury Close, caught fire after lightning struck the property.

It is believed that a television caught fire and the house was completely smoke logged.

Firefighters from Canvey and Rayleigh Weir attended the incident and were able to extinguish the fire by 11.06am.

Crews used specialist equipment to clear the property of smoke.

The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support team also attended the incident to assist the residents due to the damage in their property.

Noone is thought to be injured.

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6:47pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

Not wishing to sound rotten but, if the forecast is for thunder, it is a good idea to remove the TV equipment plugs from the wall socket. but do it BEFORE the storm arrives, never during, for your personal safety! If lightning strikes the aerial, it is a good bet it will fly round the ring mains etc. before it's done!
Not wishing to sound rotten but, if the forecast is for thunder, it is a good idea to remove the TV equipment plugs from the wall socket. but do it BEFORE the storm arrives, never during, for your personal safety! If lightning strikes the aerial, it is a good bet it will fly round the ring mains etc. before it's done! Devils Advocate
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7:46pm Sun 8 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Bad luck...
Bad luck... sesibollox
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10:23pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

Sorry you felt the need to mark this down, but my intention was to try to point out how this potential tragedy happens, and happens often. I have seen the effect of lightning getting from aerial to the mains wiring and the damage as a result. If you think that is not needed then you could be lightning's next victim.
I went on to say that removal before the storm was essential as personal injury can result if you approach the aerial lead DURING a storm.
None of this was intended as anything other that advice!
Sorry you felt the need to mark this down, but my intention was to try to point out how this potential tragedy happens, and happens often. I have seen the effect of lightning getting from aerial to the mains wiring and the damage as a result. If you think that is not needed then you could be lightning's next victim. I went on to say that removal before the storm was essential as personal injury can result if you approach the aerial lead DURING a storm. None of this was intended as anything other that advice! Devils Advocate
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