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Fire at scrapyard

Tile Works Lane, Rettendon
29/06/2020 @ 14:19
Incident Number: 125752
In attendance: 1 x Great Baddow, 2 x Chelmsford, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Corringham (Water Bowser)


Crews extinguished a fire at a scrapyard in Rettendon. 

Firefighers were called to Tile Works Lane today at 2.19pm and found a fire in a steel framed building, measuring about 25 metres by 25 metres. 

Crews requested the use of a Water Bowser due to the remote location of the fire.

As well as the building, a large amount of metal and tyres were alight. Crews used a digger on the site to break up the scrap, move it and extinguish it.

The fire was extinguished by 6pm but two crews will remain at the scene to damp down hot spots.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.


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