Crews to carry out ‘hot strike’ following fire at soft play centre in Washington
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a community engagement initiative in Washington on Friday.
It comes after a former children’s play centre was destroyed in a blaze on Wednesday.
More than 30 firefighters were needed to tackle the flames at the former Junglerama building in Victoria Road, Concord.
To engage with the community of Washington, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a co-ordinated ‘hot strike’ in the area, in a bid to increase fire safety awareness and tackle anti-social behaviour.
Teams will carry out targeted home safety checks and speak to businesses in the area. The service’s outreach vehicle will also be situated near the shops on Victoria Road for people to drop in for advice and information.
Assistant Chief Officer Alan Robson, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said the “fire was a large scale incident, and once again our crews did a fantastic job to bring the fire under control as quickly as possible. Thankfully, nobody was hurt during the incident.”
Tyne and Wear Fire Authority Chairman, Cllr Tom Wright, said: