Nightclub blaze: 1100 led to safety

Hundreds of clubbers were led to safety from a nightclub in Essex last night after a fire broke out in the ceiling.

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Nightclub evacuated after fire

Investigations are continuing today after a nightclub was evacuated after a fire. More than 1,000 people were forced to leave after the fire broke out in the ceiling of the Liquid and Envy club in Basildon. A woman was treated for smoke inhalation and a man suffered burns to his lower arms.

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Nightclub evacuated

Hundreds of clubbers were led to safety from a nightclub in Essex last night after a fire broke out in the ceiling. Four crews were called to Liquid & Envy on Festival Leisure Park in Basildon at just before 2am.

One woman was treated for smoke inhalation, and a man was treated for burns to his arms. Police are now investigating how the fire started.

Some 1,100 people were being evacuated from the building as crews arrived at the scene and fortunately there were no major injuries.

"The fire has damaged the staging area and some of the internal furnishings in one area of the nightclub. It is too early to say what caused the incident but we will be looking into that now the fire is out."

– – DIVISIONAL OFFICER STUART MCMILLAN, ESSEX FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
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