Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Derelict building fire

William Street, Grays
18/03/2021 @ 18:52
Incident Number: 140831
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Southend (ALP)

Crews were called to a fire in a derelict storage building at the back of a derelict pub. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the building, which measures around 5m x 15m, was completely alight. 

At 9pm the Incident Commander, Watch Manager Gary Bannister, Grays Fire Station, said:

"Crews worked really hard to protect surrounding buildings and stop the fire spreading.

"The fire is now out and we'll hand the site over to the care of the Local Authority."

The building has been completely destroyed.

Fire Officers have carried out an investigation into the cause of the fire and recorded it as undetermined. 

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