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Outbuildings alight

Lower Road, Hockley
31/12/2017 @ 07:29
Incident Number: 69480
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Hawkwell, 1 x Rochford, 1 x Corringham (Water Bowser), 1 x Chelmsford, 1 x Leigh, 1 x South Woodham Ferrers, 1 x Maldon, 1 x Wickford


Firefighters were called to a fire involving a number of outbuildings, which contained a number of cars and cylinders early this morning.

When the intial firefighters arrived they requested for more fire engines to be sent to the incident to help tackle the fire.

Ten fire engines and a water bowser were in attendance at the incident plus a number of officers.

*Update 11am* The incident is under control and the officer in charge has released some of the fire engines. Five fire engines will remain at the scene.

*Update 2pm* Firefighters are still at the scene dampening down remaining hot spots. Two fire engines remain at the scene to check all is cooled sufficiently and safe.

Firefighters finished at the scene at 4pm.

The fire investigation could not rule out deliberate or accidental as the cause of the fire.

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