Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Industrial unit fire

Cranham Road, Little Waltham
13/12/2021 @ 14:07
Incident Number: 158208
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford, 1 x Colchester, 1 x Witham, 1x Wethersfield, 1 x Great Baddow, 1 x Halstead Water Bowser

Update 4:15pm.

Crews have extinguished the fire and a dampening down the scene.

Firefighters will remain at the scene to monitor hotspots.

Firefighters are currently at the scene of a fire at an industrial unit in Cranham Road, Little Waltham.

On arrival, crews requested a Water Bowser - a specialist vehicle that can carry large amounts of water - from Halstead Fire Station as access to water at the scene was difficult. 

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire that is affecting an industrial unit measuring approximately 40 metres by 20 metres.

Station Manager Syd Barrett, Incident Commander, said: “Crews have worked extremely hard to surround this fire while preventing it from spreading.

“We have almost extinguished the fire and will remain at the scene to monitor any hot spots. We appreciate your patience while we deal with this incident.”

An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire.

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