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Firefighters rescue person from lift after power cut at Romford flats

PUBLISHED: 14:02 16 March 2018

Charrington Court in Atlanta Boulevard, Romford. Photo: Google Maps

Charrington Court in Atlanta Boulevard, Romford. Photo: Google Maps

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A person had to be rescued by firefighters after they spent more than 10 minutes trapped in a lift following a power outtage at a block of flats in Romford this morning (Friday, March 16).

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman confirmed one fire engine was called to Charrington Court in Atlanta Boulevard at 10.10am.

She said: “We were called to a property in Atlanta Boulevard to deal with a non-emergency where a person who had become trapped in a lift.

“For us, the incident was over at 10.14am.”

A Charrington Court resident said some homes in the block of flats, which is run by One Housing Group, had not had heating or hot water since this morning’s power cut.

A spokesman for One Housing Group confirmed an emergency electrician would be on-site later this afternoon to investigate the issue, which it is believed will be resolved by a reset of the building’s electrical systems.

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