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Industrial unit fire

School Road, Langham
22/03/2018 @ 19:16
Incident Number: 74251
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Wivenhoe, 1 x Manningtree, 1 x Chelmsford (aerial ladder platform)


Crews were called to a fire within an industrial unit this evening (Thursday 22 March). 

On arrival firefighters reported that the building measured around 40 metres x 80 metres and was 50% alight. 

Firefightes quickly requested the support of Halstead's water bowser (a vehicle which contains a large water tank) to help tackle the fire. 

At 8.45pm, firefighters reported that the incident had been sectorised (divided into areas) to allow fire crews to surround the building more efficiently.

At 10.35pm firefighters reported that the fire had been extinguished. 

Following an investigation the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

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