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Derelict industrial building alight

Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey
06/09/2020 @ 17:55
Incident Number: 130391
In attendance: 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Loughton, 1 x Epping, 1 x Grays, 2 x Herts FRS


Firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict industrial building in Waltham Abbey.

When fire crews arrived, they reported that the building, which measured approximately 15m x 15m, was 20% on fire.

Update 8pm - Firefighters are making good progress tackling the fire. Firefighters are using an aerial ladder platform (ALP) to oiur water onto the fire from above.

The incident is being prepared to be scaled down shortly to leave just two fire engines and the ALP at the scene to finish extinguishing the fire.

Update 1am - Firefighters are preparing to leave the incident. A crew will make a visit back to the scene in the morning to check the affected area is still cool and there is no hot spots.

The cause of the fire was recorded as unknown.

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