Window cleaners fight Hove van fire

The Argus: Jordan Murray and Steven Gumbrell with the remains of their van Jordan Murray and Steven Gumbrell with the remains of their van

Two window cleaners had an eventful journey to work when their van burst into flames outside a school.

Jordan Murray and Steven Gumbrell stopped outside Cardinal Newman School in Hove yesterday morning (December 17) when they smelt burning coming from the heater.

Soon flames began shooting through the heater ducts and into the cab.

The two window cleaners tried to battle the blaze with buckets of water from the back of their van but had to step back as the fire spread out of control.

Shocked children on their way to school watched as the front of the van was consumed by flame.

Mr Murray said: “We were quite shocked to say the least.

“We tried to fight it because we’re window cleaners and we had plenty of water, but we gave up after a while.

“We’re just lucky the fire didn’t spread to the engine or it could have been a lot worse.”

Firefighters soon extinguished the blaze but the van was completely destroyed.

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12:34pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Mr. Mann. says...

I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.
I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen. Mr. Mann.

1:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

qm says...

Mr. Mann. wrote:
I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.
psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.[/p][/quote]psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok? qm

1:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Mr. Mann. says...

qm wrote:
Mr. Mann. wrote:
I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.
psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?
Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.[/p][/quote]psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?[/p][/quote]Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P Mr. Mann.

3:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

I hope they weren't smoking with a load of fireworks in the back like the last van fire people.
I hope they weren't smoking with a load of fireworks in the back like the last van fire people. sussexram40

4:56pm Tue 18 Dec 12

qm says...

Mr. Mann. wrote:
qm wrote:
Mr. Mann. wrote:
I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.
psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?
Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P
:D
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.[/p][/quote]psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?[/p][/quote]Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P[/p][/quote]:D qm

5:25pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

qm wrote:
Mr. Mann. wrote:
qm wrote:
Mr. Mann. wrote:
I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.
psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?
Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P
:D
Nice one chaps
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Mann.[/bold] wrote: I for one shall definately be using these boys for my windows at home...Look how clean their windscreen is after a fire inside the cab....Top-marks gentlemen.[/p][/quote]psssst . . . . Mr. Mann (I'm whispering), I think it got blown out in the fire . . . . . but don't tell anyone, ok?[/p][/quote]Could you speak up a bit please?...my hearing isn't quite what it used to be :P[/p][/quote]:D[/p][/quote]Nice one chaps Hovite

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