Fire affecting community hall

Crews have been praised after extinguishing a fire at a community hall.

We were called to Gorse Lane, Clacton today at 1.12am after a residents spotted a fire at Burrsville Public Hall.

Crews from Clacton (two) and Weeley attended and extinguished the fire by 2.30am.

Station Manager Nick Singleton said: "We believe the fire started in the shed / decking area and spread to the community hall.

"Unfortunately, the roof, doors and windows are badly damaged and our hearts go out to everyone who uses the hall.

"However, I'd like to praise firefighters who did a fantastic job of limiting how much damage it caused to the building."

The cause has been recorded as undetermined.

Incident number
Attending station
Gorse Lane, Clacton
1.12am - 30 March 2024