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Small explosion destroys van

Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford
30/08/2018 @ 08:06
Incident Number: 85359
In attendance: 1 x Chelmsford


Firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire in Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford this morning.

On arrival, crews advised that a small explosion had occurred within a commercial van.

The van has been badly damaged. The driver - a man in his thirties - also suffered burns and was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

An investigation will take place into the cause of the explosion, but at this stage we do not believe it to be suspicious.

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