Crews are called to a van fire in a tight side access alleyway of Stellisons Ltd.
Crews are called to a van fire at the side of an independent electrical retailer at 12.40am. The fire quickly spreads to the shops rear storeroom and crews must gain access through a roller shutter or through a smaller roller shutter at the front of the store. Smoke can later be seen coming from a broken window of one of four first floor flats.
The shop owner arrives and is concerned about the amount of valuable stock in the affected rear store room and requests salvage. He also informs crews that he believes that the flats above the shop are currently occupied.
If searched, 2 of the flats are found to be empty and 2 persons are located in each of the remaining flats. (optional)
Designing Brigade - Essex County Fire & Rescue Service