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Rural outbuildings destroyed in fire

London Road, Wickford
08/05/2018 @ 11:07
Incident Number: 76974
In attendance: 2 x Basildon, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x South Woodham Ferrers


Firefighters were called to a large fire in Wickford this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that a group of outbuildings and a caravan were alight.

The incident commander immediately divided the area into sectors, to allow firefighters to surround the fire safely and efficiently.

By 2pm, the fire was well under control. Crews remained at the scene to dampen down the area and ensure remaining hotspots are extinguished.

The buildings, which were used for agricultural purposes and contained various farming equipment, tools and machinery have been completely destroyed.

An investigation found that the fire was caused accidentally.

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