Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Five horses die in barn fire

Standford Road, Orsett
22/03/2020 @ 19:07
Incident Number: 120067
In attendance: 1 x Orsett, 1 x Grays, 1 x Corringham

A barn fire in Standford Road, Orsett, saw over 40 separate calls to 999 to report it. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the barm which measured around 20m x 10m, and was home to five horses, was completely alight. 

Firefighters worked quickly to surround the fire and extinguished it by 8pm. 

Sadly all five horses died at the scene. 

A fire investigation has been carried out and the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental or deliberate, both possibilities. 


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