An investigation’s underway after a fire at a shopping centre in Southend. Crews were called to The Royals Shopping Centre on Sunday just before 12:00pm, continued to stay until 1:48pm.
A total of 6 pumps attended the incident, as well as an Incident Command Unit too. Attending the fire, were fire engines from Southend, Leigh, Billericay, Rochford, Corringham and Canvey Island. The ICU was from Basildon.
The fire started within one of the retail outlets and the sprinkler system has activated. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and then checked for further hot spots using thermal imaging cameras.
As soon as the incident was made safe it was managed by the shopping centre’s management team.