Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Crews stop van fire spreading to shop

Cornwall Place, Waltham Abbey
12/09/2020 @ 04:24
Incident Number: 130723
In attendance: 1 x Waltham Abbey, 1 x Loughton

Crews were called to what a passer by thought was a shop on fire. 

On arrival firefighters a van was completely alight and the fire was beginning to spread to the facets and soffits of a building.

Firefighters worked quickly to stop any further spreading and extinguished the fire by 6.25am.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental. 

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