PHOTOS: Incinerator fire spreads to barn
Pilcox Hall Lane, Tendring
23/03/2020 @ 09:16
Incident Number: 120089
In attendance: 2 x Clacton
Firefighters have issued advice about bonfires and using incinerators after the Service has seen a rise in incidents.
Firefighters were called to a fire in Tendring this morning.
On arrival, crews reported that a barn, measuring 25m x 10m, was 100% alight.
Crews evacuated people nearby and extinguished the fire by 10:30am.
The fire started after an incinerator fire spread to a nearby barn, which was completely destroyed during the fire.
Watch Manager Jim Bowyer from Clacton Fire Station said: “We've seen a rise in bonfires and outdoor fires, we would urge people using incinerators to only use them away from flammable items like barns, sheds and fences and to have a working hose or water bucket nearby. We also urge you not to leave any bonfires or incinerators unattended and to apply water to it before leaving it.”