Field fire near the A414
Roding View, Ongar
01/08/2022 @ 16:03
Incident Number: 174426
In attendance: 1 x Brentwood 1 x Epping, 2 x Harlow, 1 x Stansted off-road vehicle, 1 x Newport, 2 x Chelmsford (Including off-road vehicle), 1 x Basildon
Firefighters were called to a large field fire just after 4pm.
We received a number of calls to this incident as the wind was blowing the smoke across the A414. Due to the smoke affecting drivers, we worked with Essex Police to close parts of the A414.
Crews reported that approximately 30 acres of stubble was on fire.
Firefighters worked to prevent the fire from spreading to a neighbouring field and extinguished the fire by 6pm.
Crews stayed on scene until 7pm damping the area down.
Station Manager Ean Summerfield said: “Crews worked quickly in very hot conditions to prevent this fire spreading beyond the field it was contained in.
“We’d like to thank the drivers on the A414 for their patience while we dealt with this incident. The smoke was making it dangerous for driving and while we appreciate this disrupted lots of people, their safety was our priority.”