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Barn fire

Ongar Road, Abridge
27/04/2019 @ 18:42
Incident Number: 99429
In attendance: 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Loughton, 1 x Ongar, 1 x Epping, 1 x Brentwood,


Crews were called to a barn fire in Ongar Road, Abridge.

At 7.10pm firefighters reported that the barn, which measures 80 metres by 100 metres, was 100% alight. Firefighters had surrounded the fire and were working to extinguish it in sections.

At 8.20pm the Incident Commander reported that the fire was under control and firefighters were making good process by tackling it from the outside. 

At 8.45pm the the Incident Commander reported that the main fire was out and firefighters would remain on site throughout the evening to tackle hotspots and smouldering straw. As the building is unstable firefighters will continue tackling it externally. 

Due to the extent of the damage at the scene, the cause of this fire has been recorded as undetermined.


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