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Large crop fire

Church Road, West Hanningfield
03/08/2017 @ 21:02
Incident Number: 60236
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford. 1 x Great Baddow, 1 x South Woodham Ferrers


Our Fire Control Centre received over twenty 999 call reporting a large crop fire in a field near West Hanningfield, Chelmsford. The fire could be seen from the A130.

When firefighters arrived they reported the fire covered an area of approximately four hecters of standing corn.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 10pm. Crews then made sure the area was fully dampened down.

The fire is thought to have been started deliberately.

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