Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fireworks cause garden fire in Broomfield

Main Road, Broomfield
04/08/2022 @ 22:47
Incident Number: 174789
In attendance: 1 x Chelmsford

Crews were called to property in Broomfield, Chelmsford last night after a home firework display caused a garden fire.

Firefighters were called to Main Road at 10:47pm.

On arrival, crews confirmed fireworks had set a large section of grass alight.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish the fire by 11:18pm.

Watch Manager at Chelmsford Fire Station, Andy Edwards, said: “During extended spells of dry weather, we’re discouraging people from using fireworks at home. With lots of dry grass and fields across Essex, the risks are higher and the incident last night is a perfect example of how easily a fire can start in dry conditions.

“Fortunately, nobody was harmed and we were able to put the fire out quickly but this isn’t always the case.

“Please avoid using fireworks at home. And, if you really feel you need to, please make sure you have buckets of sand and plenty of water available.”

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