Crews extinguish outbuilding and roof fire

Crews have extinguished a house fire in Takeley.

We were called to a detached house in Dunmow Road today at 2.43am and crews from Stansted, Newport, Harlow and Bishop's Stortford (Hertfordshire) attended.

We were also supported by Stansted Airport Fire Service's High Reach Extendable Turret appliance. 

Station Manager Terry Maher said: "The owners were alerted to the fire by their dogs barking in the early hours of this morning.

"The fire started in an outbuilding at the rear of the property and quickly spread to the roof of the house.

"Crews worked incredibly hard, particularly due to the limited water supply, and did a fantastic job in saving the property and horses who were in a nearby stable.

"I'd also like to thank Stansted Airport Fire Service who were able to support us."

Dunmow Road will remain closed while our work at the scene continues. A diversion is in place.

The house has been left uninhabitable due to the damage. A fire investigation has concluded the cause was accidental.

Incident number
Stations from other services
Bishop Stortford (Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Attending station
Dunmow Road, Takeley
2.43am - 21 May 2023