Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Farm building fire

Bardfield Road, Thaxted
26/03/2021 @ 16:00
Incident Number: 141251
In attendance: 2 x Saffron Walden, 1 x Newport, 1 x Wethersfield

Crews extinguished a fire in a farm outbuilding in Thaxted.

Firefighters were called to Bardfield Road today at 4pm and found part of large industrial building alight.

Watch Manager Darren Hockley said: "Crews worked really hard to quickly get the fire under control and stop it from spreading.

"The building was filled with construction materials, mainly wood, which made the incident even more challenging.

"Crews extinguished the fire then had to turn over and remove materials to check for hot spots and damp down."

The fire was completely extinguished by 5.55pm. The cause has been recorded as undetermined. 

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  • Thaxted fire 26 March 2021 (1)
  • Thaxted fire 26 March 2021 (2)
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