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Derelict building fire

High Road, Pitsea
03/09/2019 @ 15:02
Incident Number: 108209
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham, 2 x Grays, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Canvey


Firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict building in High Road, Pitsea this afternoon (Tuesday 3 September).

Six fire engines and one aerial ladder platform (ALP) are in attendance at the incident.

Firefighters at the scene reported that the building measures approximately 50m x 30m.

At 4:30pm, firefighters reported they are tackling the fire and also protecting neighbouring buildings.

At 5pm the fire was extinguished.

At 5:30pm four fire crews remained at the scene to dampen down hot spots.

The fire, and all hot spots were fully extinguished by 6pm. An investigation will be carried out to find the cause of the fire.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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