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House Fire, Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery

Just before 9am this morning I received a phone call from a friend who lives in Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery. He said he had woken-up to no electricity in his house, and the faint smell of smoke in the air. He then ventured out of his front door to be greeted by the sight of fire engines, and a couple of vans from Northern Power.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
In the early hours of Sunday morning a house at the bottom end of Baldwin street had gone up in flames. Thankfully the property was unoccupied, and the fire did not spread to the adjoining house, which is currently occupied.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Our plan for today had been to go to Seaham, but on the way we stopped at our friends house in Baldwin Street to make sure he was O.K. and also to take a few photos of the fire damaged house, before the property is boarded up.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
As you can see from the photos I shot in Baldwin Street, the fire completely gutted the property.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
This is not the only incident to happen to this house recently, as a few weeks ago a joy-rider drove a car into the side of the property. The car burst into flames which caused lots of external damage to the building.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
While this incident may seem shocking, it’s not unusual for similar things to occur in Easington Colliery. With each passing day it seems to be becoming more and more like a war zone.
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Baldwin Street, Easington Colliery
Blog post by Richard Randall