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PHOTO: Barn fire

Albyns Lane, Navestock
29/11/2021 @ 03:00
Incident Number: 157330
In attendance: 1 x Loughton, 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Ongar, 1 x Epping


Firefighters were called to a barn fire in Navestock in the early hours of this morning after we received several calls from drivers who could see the flames from the M25.

Crews were called to a barn fire in Albyns Lane, Navestock at 3am.

On arrival, crews were met with a large fire measuring approximately 20 metres by 40 metres and requested the use of a Water Bowser - a specialist vehicle used to carry large amounts of water - from Corringham Fire Station.

Due to a high number of cylinders inside the barn, crews worked to cool the cylinders and tackle the fire from outside of the barn to prevent the fire spreading to nearby buildings.

At 6:30am, the incident was scaled down to two crews from Corringham and Rochford Fire Station with firefighters damping down the fire.

Crews extinguished the fire by 7:49am.

The barn was completely destroyed in the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out later today.

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If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter too.

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