Flat fire leaves 20 homeless

Fireman at the burnt out flat

Fireman at the burnt out flat

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Twenty people are homeless after a fire ripped through a block of flats.

The blaze started in a second floor flat in Wood Road, Heybridge, on Sunday night and spread to six apartments.

Tony Stirling, who lives nearby, ran into the burning flat twice - dragging one man out.

Emphysema sufferer Mr Stirling, 50, had been called by his daughter, who lives in the block, who told him there was smoke everywhere.

Paramedics checked over two men who had suffered smoke inhalation.

Hugh Fern, Moat’s executive director of housing and customer services, said six of the Moat-owned properties were affected.

“Three of these properties experienced substantial damage and will require significant works,” he said.

“The remaining three are being assessed to determine when their residents can return.

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12:39pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Gaia74uk says...

I hope Moat have got rid of the woman who assessed my house after an arson attack in 2008. She came round and said "nothing really needs to be done by us, a bit of bleach water and elbow grease and it'll be good as new" (whist standing by electric cables that had been melted to the walls by the fire!!).
I hope Moat have got rid of the woman who assessed my house after an arson attack in 2008. She came round and said "nothing really needs to be done by us, a bit of bleach water and elbow grease and it'll be good as new" (whist standing by electric cables that had been melted to the walls by the fire!!). Gaia74uk
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6:45pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Essex geezer says...

Another bit of terrible reporting, Mr Stirling dragged nobody from the building. Being there and watching the whole incident unfold you have glorified nothing and left out everything. How about the fact that a group of residents set about the apartment occupant kicking and hitting him in the carpark, baying each other on, or the terrible delay in police actually getting to site while people stood around taking pictures and videos like tourists. Maybe we forget to say Mr Stirling's daughter had been standing drinking Budweiser with the occupant on her balcony laughing and joking only 30 minutes earlier. Good to lay all the facts out isn't it.
Another bit of terrible reporting, Mr Stirling dragged nobody from the building. Being there and watching the whole incident unfold you have glorified nothing and left out everything. How about the fact that a group of residents set about the apartment occupant kicking and hitting him in the carpark, baying each other on, or the terrible delay in police actually getting to site while people stood around taking pictures and videos like tourists. Maybe we forget to say Mr Stirling's daughter had been standing drinking Budweiser with the occupant on her balcony laughing and joking only 30 minutes earlier. Good to lay all the facts out isn't it. Essex geezer
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11:07pm Thu 19 Jun 14

mr serious says...

Essex geezer wrote:
Another bit of terrible reporting, Mr Stirling dragged nobody from the building. Being there and watching the whole incident unfold you have glorified nothing and left out everything. How about the fact that a group of residents set about the apartment occupant kicking and hitting him in the carpark, baying each other on, or the terrible delay in police actually getting to site while people stood around taking pictures and videos like tourists. Maybe we forget to say Mr Stirling's daughter had been standing drinking Budweiser with the occupant on her balcony laughing and joking only 30 minutes earlier. Good to lay all the facts out isn't it.
this may be so but she did not know the mental state of the person in question ,as for the photographers and peope fiming i totally agree standing in front of people taking pictures whist people are grieving about beongings lost ,i myself telling them should be ashamed of selves and they said so . mr sterling did get him out of building ,and then went back in as thought heard baby cry .
[quote][p][bold]Essex geezer[/bold] wrote: Another bit of terrible reporting, Mr Stirling dragged nobody from the building. Being there and watching the whole incident unfold you have glorified nothing and left out everything. How about the fact that a group of residents set about the apartment occupant kicking and hitting him in the carpark, baying each other on, or the terrible delay in police actually getting to site while people stood around taking pictures and videos like tourists. Maybe we forget to say Mr Stirling's daughter had been standing drinking Budweiser with the occupant on her balcony laughing and joking only 30 minutes earlier. Good to lay all the facts out isn't it.[/p][/quote]this may be so but she did not know the mental state of the person in question ,as for the photographers and peope fiming i totally agree standing in front of people taking pictures whist people are grieving about beongings lost ,i myself telling them should be ashamed of selves and they said so . mr sterling did get him out of building ,and then went back in as thought heard baby cry . mr serious
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