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PHOTOS: Incinerator fire spreads to barn

Pilcox Hall Lane, Tendring
23/03/2020 @ 09:16
Incident Number: 120089
In attendance: 2 x Clacton


Firefighters have issued advice about bonfires and using incinerators after the Service has seen a rise in incidents.

Firefighters were called to a fire in Tendring this morning. 

On arrival, crews reported that a barn, measuring 25m x 10m, was 100% alight.

Crews evacuated people nearby and extinguished the fire by 10:30am. 

The fire started after an incinerator fire spread to a nearby barn, which was completely destroyed during the fire.

Watch Manager Jim Bowyer from Clacton Fire Station said: “We've seen a rise in bonfires and outdoor fires, we would urge people using incinerators to only use them away from flammable items like barns, sheds and fences and to have a working hose or water bucket nearby. We also urge you not to leave any bonfires or incinerators unattended and to apply water to it before leaving it.”

Incident Images

  • barn fire Tendring
  • Barn fire Tendring 2
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