Fire at commercial property

Crews were called to a commercial building in Harlow after reports of a fire in a building. 

Watch Manager Steve Allan, Harlow Fire Station, said:

"When we arrived we were faced with smoke coming from both the windows and roof. Inside, the building was 100% smoke logged and there was a fire on both the first and second floors. 

"There were multiple trip hazards and items to manoeuvre around inside the building, but our firefighters did a fantastic job of working together to surround and extinguish the fire."

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 8.45pm. 

A fire investigation has been carried out and recorded as accidental. Firefighters believe it was caused by an electrical appliance in the utility room. 

Incident number
Stations from other services
Cheshunt (Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Sawbridgeworth (Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Attending station
Horseshoe Farm West, London Road, Harlow
7.17pm - 18 September 2023