Crews extinguish stable fire and rescue horses

Crews extinguished a fire affecting a stable and helped to rescue six horses.

We were called to Curtis Mill Green, Navestock today (Friday 24 May) at 5.09am and crews from Loughton and Ongar attended.

A stable measuring 5 metres by 15 metres was alight.

Watch Manager Gary Dyer said: "The owners had moved three horses away. Crews started tackling the fire and led six more horses to safety.

"Water supply was an issue, but Ongar's crew pumped water from a pond to help extinguish the fire.

"Crews deserve a massive amount of praise for stopping the fire from spreading and extinguishing it so efficiently."

The fire was extinguished by 6.19am. The cause has been recorded as accidental (electrical fault).

Incident number
Attending station
Curtis Mill Green, Navestock
5.09am - 24 May 2024