Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Menu

Fire at workshops: 7 vehicles destroyed

Sedge Green, Roydon
01/07/2020 @ 02:52
Incident Number: 125853
In attendance: 2 x Harlow, 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire)


Crews extinguished a fire at two vehicle workshops which destroyed seven vehicles.

Firefighters were called to Sedge Green, Roydon today at 2.52am and found a number of cars alight. The fire had also spread to rear of two vehicle workshops.

Crews removed a number of oxygen-acetylene and argon gas cylinders from the workshops and extinguished the fire by 4.40am.

Watch Manager Dan Byatt said: "The fire was spreading quickly when we arrived, with seven vehicles and the rear of the workshops alight. Crews worked really hard to fight and contain the fire and limit damage to the workshops to about 30%."  

The fire investigation concluded that the fire was started deliberately. The incident has been left in the care of the police.


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Some of the firefighters who attended this incident were on-call firefighters who live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their local community.

To find out more about the role and how you can apply, visit: join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

Incident Images

  • Roydon 5
  • Roydon 3
  • Roydon 4
Site by Pingala Media