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Fire in disused bus station

Queen Street, Colchester
18/05/2018 @ 14:30
Incident Number: 77580
In attendance: 2 x Colchester


Firefighters were called to a fire in a disused bus station this afternoon.

On arrival crews reported that around 15 square metres of discarded materials was alight and the derelict building, which measures around 50 metres by 20 metres, was heavily smoke logged.

Firefighters worked hard to ensure the fire was extinguished quickly and did not spread to properties neighbouring the one-storey building.

The fire was extinguished by 2.58pm. Firefighters then stayed at the scene for around 30 minutes to eliminate remaining hotspots and ventilate the building.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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