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WATCH: Garage blaze result of suspected electrical fault

WATCH: Garage blaze result of suspected electrical fault

Friday 26 May 2023

WATCH: Garage blaze result of suspected electrical fault

Friday 26 May 2023

Nine firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze at a home garage last night.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service (JFRS) received multiple 999 reports of smoke coming from a property in the Five Oaks area at around 21:14.

Two JFRS vehicles were sent to the area – one of which was diverted as it was on its way back from another incident.

"On arrival we were met by the owner who provided clear information about best access," the JFRS team explained.

"Initial external observations of the garage gave rise to concerns of a possible backdraft situation i.e. smoke blackened windows, thick black smoke issuing and history of the fire. [There was] also concern for common hazards associated with garages such as LPG, fuel and other flammables."

They added that the fire was "quickly brought under control" and that initial investigations had suggested a "non-deliberate cause, most likely an electrical fault."

Following the incident, Watch Commander Richard Ryan gave thanks to the owner for his help and to general public for maintaining a safe distance.

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