Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Garage fire

Stock House Road, Layer Marney
07/05/2021 @ 16:39
Incident Number: 143961
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Tiptree, 1 x Tollesbury

Crews were called to a garage fire in Layer Marney this afternoon. 

On arrival, firefighters reported that the fire had quickly spread from the garage to an outbuilding.

Incident Commander Dan Partridge said:

"Tiptree's crew arrived at the scene first and worked hard to stop the fire from spreading. 

"The garage contained two cars as well as LPG cylinders and an LPG bullet tank, but thanks to the quick action of the crew, the scene was made safe to tackle the fire." 

Crews from Colchester and Tollesbury joined Tiptree's crew and extinguished the fire by 6pm.

The buildings have been completely destroyed by the fire. 

One man was treated for burns at the scene.

Officers will now carry out an investigation into the cause. 

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