Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2017, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Thu, 17 Aug 201723:27:00 GMT Derelict pub fire - PHOTOS - Colchester Road, Coggeshall Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at a derelict building in Surrex, near Coggeshall.

On arrival, fire crews reported that the building, which measures around 400 square metres and was previously used as a pub, was completely alight.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform (ALP) to allow them to spray water on the building from above.

Crews worked hard to ensure the fire was under control by 3.45am.

Police and the highways agency also implemented a partial closure of the nearby A120, which was being affected by smoke from the fire. The road was re-opened by 6.26am.

*Update 7:30am* One fire engine remains at the scene. Firefighters are checking for remaining hotspots.

*Update 9am* Firefighters are still dampening down remaining hotspots at the site to ensure the whole building is cooled and safe before they leave.

Firefighters left the scene at 10:30am.

A full investigation will take place into the cause of the fire in due course.

 

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6825/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6825/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two vehicles - Marks Tey Roundabout, A120 Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision this evening.

One person was left trapped in their vehicle following the collision, which involved two vehicles.

Firefighters were able to free the person by 7.25pm, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6824/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6824/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Large pile of rubbish on fire - PHOTO - Morrow Lane, Ardleigh Firefighters were called to a fire involving approximately 20 tonnes of rubbish this afternoon.

The smoke from the fire, which spanned an area of around 30 square metres, could be seen from the A120 and the Severalls Industrial area in Colchester.

The electricity board also attended the incident to isolate the nearby power supply.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish the fire by 3.55pm. The cause was recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6823/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6823/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Fire in an aircraft hangar - PHOTOS - Southend Airport, Rochford Firefighters were called to an incident this morning involving an aircraft hangar in Southend Airport.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they reported the large hangar, which is used to livery aeroplanes, was on fire. Six fire engines were requested to help tackle the fire. The hangar did not have any aeroplanes inside.

At 11.40am, firefighters were using an aerial ladder platform (ALP) to pour water on the large building from above. The officer in charge at the incident reported crews were making good progress.

Statement from Southend Airport:
"Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with an incident at the Air Livery hanger on the north side of the airfield. London Southend Airport is still open and operating as normal."

At 12.40pm, firefighters had almost completely extinguished the fire. The hangar, which is used to livery aeroplanes, contained a number of chemicals which firefighters removed from the building to stop them being involved in the fire.

Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to find remaining hot spots which they then dampened down to ensure they were completely cooled and extinguished.

At 2pm, firefighters were still at the scene dampening down hot spots. Crews cut away sections of the roof to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.

The incident was then scaled down, with three fire engines remaining at the scene until around 5.30pm to continue dampening down and making the scene safe.

At 8pm, one fire engine reattended the site to ensure the premises were still secure and there was no risk of reignition.

An investigation is ongoing into the exact cause of the fire, but at this stage we believe it started accidentally.

*Photos may be used by all accredited newspapers and media agencies providing they carry a credit to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.*

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6822/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6822/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two vehicles - Fortune of War roundabout, Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles this afternoon.

Firefighters worked to free one person who was trapped in their vehicle.

The casualty was released by 4pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6819/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6819/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Shed and workshop fire - Church Street, Witham Firefighters were called to reports of a shed fire this afternoon (Tuesday 15 August).

On arrival, crews reported that a workshop and shed were alight in a garden and the fire had spread to further sheds in neighbouring gardens.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire by 12.50pm.

The shed has been 100% destroyed. The workshop and the neighbouring sheds have all been 30% fire damaged.

The cause has been recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6818/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6818/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Bungalow fire - Braintree Road, Gosfield Firefighters were called to a bungalow fire this morning, after a neighbour noticed smoke escaping through an external air vent.

On arrival, fire crews reported that the fire was contained to the building's utility room after the occupants, who weren't home at the time of the fire, had kept the door to the room closed.

The fire was completely extinguished by 11.50am. Fire crews then remained at the scene and used a thermal imaging camera to ensure that there were no hotspots within the ceiling, before clearing the property of remaining smoke using a Positive Pressure Ventiliation (PPV) fan.

The utility room was completely smoke damaged, but firefighters ensured that damage to the rest of the bungalow was kept to a minimum.

Fire crews also ensured two dogs which were being kept in another room, one Staffordshire Bull Terrier and one Boxer, were unharmed.

The fire was caused by a head torch charger and has been recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6817/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6817/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
House fire - smoke alarm alerts occupants - Rosemary Close, South Firefighters were called to a house fire this morning after the occupants were alerted by a smoke alarm.

On arrival, fire crews reported that the ground floor of a mid-terraced property was completely alight and the entire first floor was smoke logged.

Firefighters worked hard to ensure the fire did not spread to any neighbouring homes and were able to extinguish it completely by 4.38am.

Mark Elliott, Watch Manager at Grays Fire Station, said: “I want to thank both the police and members of the public for making our jobs so much easier this morning.
“One neighbour managed to use a ladder to rescue both occupants from the first floor – a brave, quick-thinking act which not only removed both people from a potentially life-threatening situation, but meant that our crews could tackle the fire without the concern of anyone being at risk.”

Unfortunately, the home has been left uninhabitable.

Two casualties were left in the care of the Ambulance Service. An investigation into the cause of the fire will now go ahead.

We want every home in Essex to have the excellent protection of working smoke alarms. Call us to book a home safety visit - we will provide and fit smoke alarms completely FREE of charge.

Call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6816/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6816/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Staying safe at V Festival Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging V Festival goers to follow some simple safety tips to make sure that they stay happy campers throughout the weekend.

Fire crews will be on site throughout the festival providing operational response and the Community Safety Team and Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Reduction Unit will be in the Village area talking to festival goers about safety over the weekend.

Head of Community Safety Neil Fenwick said: “V Festival is an event that is recognised nationwide, and we want to make sure that everyone attending has a brilliant and safe time. This is why we are urging festival goers to follow a few simple tips to make sure they stay safe this weekend.

“Tents catch fire very easily and burn very quickly, a fire can destroy a tent in less than 60 seconds.

“Tents can also trap deadly carbon monoxide gas from a barbecue or badly adjusted camping stove or light. No one should ever take a barbecue into a tent.

“Carelessly discarded cigarette ends can easily start a fire so it is vitally important that smokers extinguish their cigarettes completely and dispose of the butts properly.

Above all, always follow site safety advice and safety information from the organisers.”

Here are some simple safety tips from ECFRS:

• Don't pitch your tent on the emergency access lanes in the campsite - they are there for your safety
• Put cigarettes and other smoking materials out properly
• Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows - they could start a fire and endanger lives
• Never smoke in your tent.
• Gas/LPG camping stove are NOT permitted. However, you may bring a small portable BBQ tray into red and yellow campsites at Hylands Park
• If you are using a disposable BBQ, keep them well away from your tent and those surrounding you
• Don’t bring your smouldering BBQ into your tent, Carbon Monoxide is a killer
• Ensure your BBQ is cool before attempting to move it
• Never leave your BBQ unattended
• Follow the safety instructions provided with disposable barbecues
• Don't be tempted to drink alcohol if you plan to drive home.
 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Staying_safe_at_V_Festival/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Staying_safe_at_V_Festival/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Boat fire - High Street, Leigh Firefighters responded to reports of a boat fire this evening after a dog walker spotted a small yacht was alight.

On arrival, fire crews found the yacht, which measured around 24 feet and was moored on the quayside, was almost completely on fire.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish the fire by 8.52pm, but the boat's interior was destroyed.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6815/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6815/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Field fire - three hectares of crops alight - Pole Lane, White Notley Firefighters were called to a field fire this afternoon.

On arrival, fire crews reported that around 3 hectares of barley wheat was alight.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire fully by 4.49pm and then remained at the scene for a further hour to dampen down remaining hotspots.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as undetermined.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6814/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6814/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - High Street, Kelvedon Fire crews were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Firefighters worked to free one person who was trapped in their car.

The casualty was released by 3.44pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6812/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6812/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Beehive Lane, Chelmsford Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorbike.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one person trapped in the car.

The casualty was released by 3.46pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6813/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6813/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Fatal house fire - Hamstel Road, Southend Firefighters were alerted to reports of a house fire in Southend this morning (Monday 14 August).

When firefighters arrived at the property they found the smoke alarm was sounding and evidence that there had been a small fire in the living room.

Sadly, a woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not being treated as suspicious. A full investigation will take place.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6811/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6811/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Field fire - combine harvester alight - PHOTO - Colne Road, Bures Firefighters were alerted to reports that a combine harvester was on fire this afternoon.

On arrival, they found the vehicle was completely alight and the fire had also engulfed an area of crops spanning around one and a half acres.

By 4pm, the fire was almost completely out, with one fire crew staying at the scene for around an hour to dampen down remaining hotspots and ensure there was no risk of reignition.

The cause of the fire was found to be a mechanical fault.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6810/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6810/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Field fire - Running Waters, Brentwood Fire crews were called to a field fire this afternoon.

On arrival, they reported that an area of standing crops measuring around 300 x 200 metres was alight.

Firefighters initially used an off-road vehicle called a Pinzgauer to get the fire under control due to difficult access, before using backpack sprayers and beaters to extinguish remaining hotspots.

The fire was out completely by 2.09pm. The cause has been recorded as undetermined.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6809/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6809/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Green Street, Great Canfield Fire crews were called to the scene of a road traffic collision this morning.

On arrival, firefighters reported that one person was trapped inside their vehicle, which was off the road and in a nearby ditch.

Firefighters were able to release the person by 2.59am.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6808/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6808/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
House fire - smoke alarm alerts occupants - The Street, Chelmsford Firefighters were called to a house fire this morning after occupants were alerted by a smoke alarm.

On arrival, fire crews reported that the property's fuseboard, located in the home's utility room, was alight. After working hard to restrict the fire to the room, the fire was extinguished by 11am.

Firefighters then remained at the scene until 11.55am to ensure that the fuseboard did not reignite, before leaving the house in the care of the electricity board.

Station Officer Stuart Hay, Chelmsford Fire Station, said: "This incident highlighted exactly why having a smoke alarm in your home is so important. The occupants heard their alarm go off and were able to safely exit their home and call us out before it became more serious.

"They followed our advice perfectly: get out, stay out and call the fire service out. Fortunately, our crews were able to extinguish the fire relatively quickly and keep damage to a minimum."

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

We want every home in Essex to have the excellent protection of working smoke alarms. Call us to book a home safety visit - we will provide and fit smoke alarms completely FREE of charge.

Call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6807/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6807/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Pub fire - South Street, Tillingham Firefighters were alerted to reports of a fire in a pub this morning.

On arrival, crews found that the outbuilding adjacent to the pub, which is used as a kitchen area, was alight and fire had spread to the roof of a store room.

Firefighters worked hard to ensure the fire did not reach the pub itself and were able to extinguish it completely by 11.12am.

Having ensured the pub only suffered minor smoke damage, crews then used thermal imaging cameras to put out remaining hotspots of the outbuilding's timber frame before leaving the scene.

Station Officer John Maddocks, Tillingham Fire Station, said: "When we arrived at the incident, members of the community were already doing what they could to make the area safe and prevent the fire spreading to the main pub building.

"This pub is very close to our station and a huge part of our local community, so crews knew how important it was that the fire was extinguished as quickly as possible. I want to thank the residents who were in the area for doing everything they could to make our job easier - fortunately the pub can still remain open today and host the wedding it had planned."

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6806/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6806/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
House fire - candle knocked over - High Road, Hockley Firefighters were called to a house fire last night.

On arrival, fire crews found the hallway of the property was alight.

Crews extinguished the fire by 11:25pm and were able to contain the fire to the hallway, but required the use of Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans to ventilate the home's ground floor, which had been completely smoke damaged.

The fire was caused by a knocked over candle, which set light to nearby coats and clothes.

Always follow our safety advice when using candles:

•Make sure candles are secured in a proper holder and are away from materials that may catch fire – like curtains.
•Children should not be left alone with lit candles.
•Put candles out when you leave the room, and make sure they’re put out completely at night.
•Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
•Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, but avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
•Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
•Don’t move candles once they are lit.
•Follow the manufacturer's recommendations on burn time and proper use.
•Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause flaring.
 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6805/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6805/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT