Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Six properties evacuated after partial road collapse

Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch
10/02/2020 @ 01:34
Incident Number: 117759
In attendance: 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Billericay

Firefighters were called to Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch at 01:34am after reports that a road had partially collapsed.

On arrival, crews reported that the hole extended into the road and a car was trapped.

Six properties were evacuated due to unstable ground.

Crews worked to make the scene safe by 3:53am before leaving it in the care of Anglian Water and Essex and Suffolk Water. 

Update 11am

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “We are currently onsite on Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch in Brentwood investigating a sink hole which has opened up in the road. We are working with other utilities (water and gas) plus the local police to assess if any of our pipes have been damaged.”



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