Firefighters rescue person from lift after power cut at Romford flats
PUBLISHED: 14:02 16 March 2018
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.