Bungalow blaze in Rose Road, Canvey

Echo: Bungalow fire in Rose Road, Canvey. Taken by Echo reader Bradley Higgins Bungalow fire in Rose Road, Canvey. Taken by Echo reader Bradley Higgins

A BUNGALOW has been destroyed following a fire in Rose Road, Canvey.

More than 30 firefighters were called to the scene to deal with the blaze which was sparked on Tuesday evening.

By 7.45pm fire chiefs reported the timber framed home had been destroyed.

A man in his 60s discovered the fire and managed to escape unharmed.

Neighbours said contractors from BTS had been repairing electricity cables in the street when the fire started.

Plumes of smoke have been seen coming from the property.

Year 11 Castle View student Bradley Higgins 16, of Downham Road, Canvey, saw the blaze take hold and started taking pictures on his phone.

He said: "It is just outside where we live and its quite shocking to see all the fire engines.

"I feel sorry for the people as the whole house is nearly gone."

Fire crews remain on site to deal with the aftermath of the blaze.

An exclusion zone was set up around the property after gas cylinders were found close to the bungalow.

It is thought engineers are also trying to repair a fractured gas main.

Firefighters at the scene say there is no risk of the fire spreading to nearby properties and neighbours have not been evacuated.

Watch the video by Echo reader Bradley Higgins here: 

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7:13pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Audioman says...

Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the
area,can't be all frying bacon !!!
Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the area,can't be all frying bacon !!! Audioman

7:29pm Tue 15 Jan 13

GentleGiant says...

I hope the Echo has paid Bradley for the photo!
I hope the Echo has paid Bradley for the photo! GentleGiant

9:12pm Tue 15 Jan 13

PrinceWhitworth says...

Brad was not paid for this but you would of thought he would of been paid a token gesture from the paper
Brad was not paid for this but you would of thought he would of been paid a token gesture from the paper PrinceWhitworth

9:29pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Shellywilson_ says...

It's is excellent photography, the boy deserves to get paid for his gesture
It's is excellent photography, the boy deserves to get paid for his gesture Shellywilson_

9:34pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Triinuclark says...

What fantastic footage, give the boy a fiver
What fantastic footage, give the boy a fiver Triinuclark

10:07pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Brad_Higgins says...

Poor people :(
Poor people :( Brad_Higgins

10:36pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Southend65 says...

With photography like this, I can see why you were knighted :-3)
With photography like this, I can see why you were knighted :-3) Southend65

11:11pm Tue 15 Jan 13

PrinceWhitworth says...

I was named after the dog on blue peter
I was named after the dog on blue peter PrinceWhitworth

12:24am Wed 16 Jan 13

soul man says...

Audioman wrote:
Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the
area,can't be all frying bacon !!!
one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING
[quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the area,can't be all frying bacon !!![/p][/quote]one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING soul man

7:30am Wed 16 Jan 13

Ian P says...

PrinceWhitworth wrote:
Brad was not paid for this but you would of thought he would of been paid a token gesture from the paper
Firstly let me say I feel for the residents of the bungalow who have lost their home and its contents. I guess no one can truely know how it feels unless it happens to them. With regards to payment, Brad should call the Echo and ask what they will be paying. After all they have published pictures to which he owns the copyright. Years ago the Echo used a picture I took of the Grand Hotel in Leigh on fire, and I got £25. It is certainly worth a phone call.
[quote][p][bold]PrinceWhitworth[/bold] wrote: Brad was not paid for this but you would of thought he would of been paid a token gesture from the paper[/p][/quote]Firstly let me say I feel for the residents of the bungalow who have lost their home and its contents. I guess no one can truely know how it feels unless it happens to them. With regards to payment, Brad should call the Echo and ask what they will be paying. After all they have published pictures to which he owns the copyright. Years ago the Echo used a picture I took of the Grand Hotel in Leigh on fire, and I got £25. It is certainly worth a phone call. Ian P

8:09am Wed 16 Jan 13

MrFrogFace says...

I cannot believe the main focus of conversation on here is whether Brad got paid for his photo.
Does it really matter !!! These poor people have lost their home and they could have lost their lives too.
I cannot believe the main focus of conversation on here is whether Brad got paid for his photo. Does it really matter !!! These poor people have lost their home and they could have lost their lives too. MrFrogFace

10:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

MrFrogFace wrote:
I cannot believe the main focus of conversation on here is whether Brad got paid for his photo.
Does it really matter !!! These poor people have lost their home and they could have lost their lives too.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]MrFrogFace[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe the main focus of conversation on here is whether Brad got paid for his photo. Does it really matter !!! These poor people have lost their home and they could have lost their lives too.[/p][/quote]Well said. John T Pharro

12:55pm Wed 16 Jan 13

PrinceWhitworth says...

If you look at the comment from Brad you will see what he has said (Poor People ) At no point does he ask for money !!!!!!!!!!!
If you look at the comment from Brad you will see what he has said (Poor People ) At no point does he ask for money !!!!!!!!!!! PrinceWhitworth

10:59am Thu 17 Jan 13

leetaylor9 says...

soul man wrote:
Audioman wrote:
Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the
area,can't be all frying bacon !!!
one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING
thankyou to all for the nice comments yes my mum and dad have lost everything we just have to overide those ppl that are sick !!
[quote][p][bold]soul man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the area,can't be all frying bacon !!![/p][/quote]one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING[/p][/quote]thankyou to all for the nice comments yes my mum and dad have lost everything we just have to overide those ppl that are sick !! leetaylor9

4:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

leetaylor9 wrote:
soul man wrote:
Audioman wrote:
Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the
area,can't be all frying bacon !!!
one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING
thankyou to all for the nice comments yes my mum and dad have lost everything we just have to overide those ppl that are sick !!
Your mum and dad have moved to Canvey which despite the nasty comments made about us by some posters referring to us as "penal colony, inbred and bog dwellers" they will find we are a caring community and if they need help just ask.
[quote][p][bold]leetaylor9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soul man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: Boy there' ant alf 'a lot a fires in the area,can't be all frying bacon !!![/p][/quote]one day that might be your home up in flames, then see if you like crass comments, did you ever stop to think that these folk have lost EVERYTHING[/p][/quote]thankyou to all for the nice comments yes my mum and dad have lost everything we just have to overide those ppl that are sick !![/p][/quote]Your mum and dad have moved to Canvey which despite the nasty comments made about us by some posters referring to us as "penal colony, inbred and bog dwellers" they will find we are a caring community and if they need help just ask. John T Pharro

10:37pm Sat 19 Jan 13

leetaylor9 says...

My mum and dad are thankful of all the help from the community they have only been on the island for less than a year and cannot believe how kind generous everyone has been ones at we will thank u all xx
My mum and dad are thankful of all the help from the community they have only been on the island for less than a year and cannot believe how kind generous everyone has been ones at we will thank u all xx leetaylor9

10:48pm Sat 19 Jan 13

leetaylor9 says...

leetaylor9 wrote:
My mum and dad are thankful of all the help from the community they have only been on the island for less than a year and cannot believe how kind generous everyone has been ones at we will thank u all xx
My mum and dad are thankful of all the community help from friends, family and neighbours especially , they have only been on the island for less then a year and its so friendly and everyone has been so kind and generous so far thank you so much we don't know how to thankyou enough x
[quote][p][bold]leetaylor9[/bold] wrote: My mum and dad are thankful of all the help from the community they have only been on the island for less than a year and cannot believe how kind generous everyone has been ones at we will thank u all xx[/p][/quote]My mum and dad are thankful of all the community help from friends, family and neighbours especially , they have only been on the island for less then a year and its so friendly and everyone has been so kind and generous so far thank you so much we don't know how to thankyou enough x leetaylor9

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