Crawley firefighters put out fire in young family’s home

Fire SUS-150806-142602001
Fire SUS-150806-142602001

Firefighters put out an electrical fire in a young family’s home.

Two Crawley crews were called to the property in Brookhill Road, Copthorne, at 7.30pm on Tuesday (June 23).

The fire started in the home’s electrical intake, which was attached to an outer wall on the ground floor.

It spread through the wall’s cavity to a bathroom behind the faulty intake.

Watch Manager Simon Constable said: “If we hadn’t arrived as promptly as we did there was the potential for the fire within the cavity to spread further into the property.”

The fire caused heat and smoke damage to the bathroom and front porch.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used dry powder and carbon dioxide extinguishers to put it out.

Crews used an extraction fan to remove smoke from the mid-terraced house.

Firefighters checked the electrics were safe with UK Power Networks.

The wall’s insulation was removed.

Crews were in attendance within ten minutes of being called by a member of the family.

The family had left their home. No one was hurt.

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