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Marshland alight

The Bury, St Osyth
09/07/2017 @ 13:44
Incident Number: 58439
In attendance: 1 x Clacton, 1 x Billericay (Pinzgauer), 1 x Wivenhoe, 1 x Brightlingsea, 1 x Frinton


Firefighters have been dealing with a marshland fire this afternoon. 

On arrival crews reported that the strip of marshland, which measures approx. 650m x 5m, was completely alight. 

Firefighters worked through the afternoon to stop the fire spreading and the section it into parts to tackle it. 

Because of the size of the incident, difficult access and the amount of water needed, it is expected that this incident will continue for some time. 

Update 9pm: The fire has now been extinguished. The cause of the fire is undetermined. 

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