Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2019, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Sun, 18 Aug 201905:44:00 GMT Shop fire - High Road, Benfleet Firefighters were called to a fire in a shop in Benfleet this morning (Sunday 18 August).

When fire crews arrived they reported that the flats above and next to the shop were filled with smoke, but thankfully the occupants had been safely evacuated. Firefighters got to work quickly tackling the fire. 

A total of five people from the flats were left in the care of the Ambulance Service after breathing in smoke.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 6:45am. An investigtaion will be carried out to find the cause of the fire.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7903/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7903/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Braintree Road, Great Dunmow Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help rescue one person trapped in their vehicle.

The casualty was released by 5:20pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7902/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7902/ Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - four vehicles - Chigwell, M11 Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the M11 near Chigwell last night.

One person was left trapped following the incident, which involved a total of four vehicles and occurred on the southbound carriageway.

Firefighters released the casualty by 11.03pm, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7901/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7901/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two vehicles - M11, Stansted Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the M11 near Stansted this evening.

On arrival crews confirmed that one woman was trapped in her car following the incident, which involved one other vehicle.

Firefighters managed to stabilise the vehicle before releasing the woman and leaving her in the care of the Ambulance Service by 6.12pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7900/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7900/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - vehicle in ditch - Doddinghurst Road, Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this evening.

On arrival crews confirmed that three people were trapped in a vehicle, which was on its side in a ditch following the incident. No other vehicles were involved.

Firefighters worked to release all three casualties - two women and one man - by 10.43pm, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7899/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7899/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Two petrol tankers alight - PHOTOS - Arden Hall Chase, Horndon on the Firefighters were called to a fire involving two petrol tankers.

When fire crews arrived they reported that one tanker was completely alight and the second tanker was 20% alight.

Fire crews worked hard to tackle the fire and managed to fully extinguish the fire by 1:30am.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7898/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7898/ Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - vehicle left roadway - A133, Clacton Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision this morning.

One woman was left trapped in her car after the incident, having left the roadway at the junction which connects the A133 and the A120. No other vehicles were involved.

Firefighters worked hard to stabilise the vehicle and then release the woman by 9.36am, before leaving her in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7897/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7897/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Fire destroys 12 beach huts - The Esplanade, Frinton Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Frinton this afternoon.

On arrival crews confirmed that a total of 12 beach huts were completely alight.

Crews worked hard in very windy weather conditions to get the fire under control and stop it spreading to any more hurs. Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire by 3:40pm. 

The beach huts have been conpletely destroyed by the fire. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7896/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7896/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - A12, Mountnessing Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning.

On arrival, crews confirmed that one man was trapped in his vehicle following the incident, which occurred on the southbound carriageway of the A12 between junctions 12 (Mountnessing) and 11 (Brentwood). No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Firefighters worked to release the man before leaving him in the care of the Ambulance Service by 1.52am.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7895/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7895/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Field fire next to A13 - A13, Stifford Interchange Firefighters were called to a field fire next to the A13 between the Orsett Cock and the Stifford Interchange.

Fire crews reported that field fire measured approximately 100m x 30m.

The fire was extinguished by 2pm. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7893/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7893/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Field fire - Epping Road, Epping Upland Firefighters were called to a field fire in Epping Upland this afternoon (Thursday 8 August).

When fire crews arrived they reported that the area of cut stubble affected by the fire measured approximately 200m x 300m.

Firefighters used beaters and two hoses to tackle the fire.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7892/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7892/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Haystack fire spreads to two fields - Bromley Road, Lawford Firefighters were called to a fire involving a large haystack which had spread to two fields.

Fire crews tackled the fire and managed to extinguish the field fire by 12:10pm.

The haystack was left to burn under control in the care of the land owner.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7894/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7894/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two casualties - Colchester Road, Great Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release two casualties trapped in their vehicles.

The casualties were released by 9:30am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7891/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7891/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Industrial building fire - PHOTOS - Bishops Stortford Road, Roxwell Firefighters were called to a fire in a number of industrial units early this morning (Thursday 8 August).

When inital crews arrived at the scene, they reported that the single storey building measured approximately 25m x 30m and the fire was affecting two units. The fire was also affecting a second building.

Firefighters requested additional fire engines and some specialist vehicles to assist tackling the fire.

*Update 6am* Firefighters report good progress is being made tackling the fire. One building has been completely affected by fire, and fire crews are working hard to minimalise fire damage to the second building.

*Update 6:45am* The fire is under control and a number of fire engines have been able to leave the scene. Firefighters will remain at the scene for some time to fully extinguish the fire.

*Update 9:45am* The fire is fully extinguished and fire crews are now leaving the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. An investigation will be carried out.

 

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7890/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7890/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
House fire - Dewsgreen, Basildon Firefighters were called to a fire in a mid-terraced house.

 

When fire crews arrived they reported that the fire was in a downstairs room and the whole property was full of smoke.

 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the fire and cleared smoke from the whole house.

 

The fire was contained to downstairs, but there is smoke damage to the whole house.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7887/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7887/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Unattended bonfire spreads out of control and causes damage to six Firefighters have issued important fire safety advice following a fire in St Osyth yesterday (Tuesday 6 August).

Fire crews were called to a fire in a garden which had spread from an unattended bonfire into six neighbouring gardens.

The fire damaged the fences of six gardens, a neighbouring workshop, three sheds, a summerhouse and several wood piles.

Watch Manager Andy Marshall, Clacton Fire Station, said:

"Bonfire can easily spread out of control, especially in the warm dry condition that we are having this month. If is essential that if you do have a bonfire, you must stay with it all ALL times. Unattended bonfires can cause devastating damage to not only your property, but also to your neighbours properties and belongings like what happened in this incident.

"So if you are having a bonfire please take extra care and read our fire safety advice:

Bonfires

  • Site the bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs
  • Never leave the bonfire burning unattended
  • Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side
  • NEVER use flammable liquids - paraffin or petrol - to light the fire
  • Don't burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint and bottles
  • Keep everyone away from the fire - especially children, who must be supervised at all times
  • Pour water on the embers before leaving
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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7889/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7889/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Outbuilding fire - PHOTOS - Cranes Farm Road, Basildon Firefighters were called to a fire in a warehouse used to store refuse on an industrial estate (Monday 5 August).

Approximately 60 tonnes of refuge was on fire.

The fire was contained within concrete boundaries, and on-site staff assisted firefighters by removing the refuse from the pile so crews could extinguish it.

Fire crews got the fire under control by 00:45am and managed to fully extinguish the fire by 1:30am.

The cause of the fire was recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7886/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7886/ Mon, 05 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Field fire - Grange Road, Tillingham Firefighters were called to a field fire in Tillingham, involving an area of aproximately six acres.

Fire crews worked hard to surround and extinguish the fire as quickly as possible.

The fire was extinguished by 9:15pm. Crew remained at the incident for a further hour to ensure the affected area was fully cooled.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7885/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7885/ Mon, 05 Aug 2019 05:44:00 GMT
Extra 21 Down Syndrome Firebreak at Maldon Fire Station A group of young people with Down Syndrome and their siblings have taken part a special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station.

 

The four day course, which was funded by the Worshipful Company of Firefighters was organised with the charity Down Syndrome Extra 21, a charity who the fire service have been working with for over 10 years.

 

Working alongside specially trained firefighter mentors, the students, who are aged between 13-24 years old, undertook a series of challenging tasks including using the fire service’s powerful hoses and climbing ladders. The students are also taught a variety of life skills which help in developing their communication, self-confidence and discipline. The course also teaches important fire safety lessons for independent living.

 

At the end of the course the students then showcased what they have learnt to their proud parents, guardians, friends and family.

 

Firebreak Course Instructor, Terry Williams, said: “We have all had a great week with the students and it has been extremely rewarding for everyone involved.

 

“At the start of the week, the students are all quite nervous and unsure about their abilities, but throughout the four days with us we see them grow in confidence. It’s great to see everyone join in, work so hard and then take so much away from the course.”

 

Click here to learn more about our Firebreak programme.

 

You can also find out more about Down Syndrome Extra 21 by visiting their website.

 

Last updated 5 August 2019.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Extra_21_Down_Syndrome_Firebreak_at_Maldon_Fire_Station/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Extra_21_Down_Syndrome_Firebreak_at_Maldon_Fire_Station/ Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Stables and workshops alight - Chelmsford Road, Rawreth Firefighters were called to a fire involving a wooden workshop which measured approximately 20m x 4m.

When fire crews arrived at the incident they reported the fire had also spead to a neigbouring unused stables.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 8:40pm. Crews stayed at the scene for a further 30 minutes to ensure all hot spots were fully extinguished.

The cause of the fire was recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7884/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7884/ Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMT