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Fire spreads to six outbuildings - PHOTOS

Arundel Road, Wickford
18/04/2021 @ 17:42
Incident Number: 142730
In attendance: 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 2 x Basildon, 1 x Corringham


Crews were called to reports of multiple outbuildings alight.

On arrival firefighters reported that six timber-framed outbuildings in multiples gardens were on fire.

Incident Commander Marc Diggory said:

"Crews worked extremely hard to contain the fire and stop it from spreading further. 

"Access was difficult but firefighters extinguished the fire by 7.45pm.

"Our firefighters will stay at the scene for a while longer as they continue to dampen down the area."

An investigation was carried out and found the cause of the fire was accidental.


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