Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire affects three buildings including restaurant

Duck Lane, North Weald Bassett
16/03/2019 @ 20:47
Incident Number: 96813
In attendance: 1 x Harlow, 1 x Loughton, 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Brentwood, 2 x Hertfordshire Fire Brigade

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire affecting three buildings this evening.

On arrival, crews advised that three single storey buildings were alight. One of the buildings, a restaurant measuring approximately 60 metres by 20 metres, was completely on fire.

The fire was also affecting two nearby domestic properties (a barn and a house), which were approximately 30% alight.

At 9.45pm, the officer in charge reported that firefighters had divided the incident into two sectors, to ensure they can surround and contain the fire as efficiently as possible.

At 10.10pm, the officer in charge confirmed the fire had been extinguished. Crews continued to dampen down the structures of the buildings and the surrounding areas to ensure there was no risk of reignition.

The cause of this fire has been recorded as accidental, after embers from a barbecue being used by the restaurant spread to a nearby barn and caused it to ignite.

The barn has been badly damaged, while the roof of the home has also been affected.


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