Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PHOTOS: Field fire near M25

M25 Junction 26 - 25, Waltham Abbey
09/08/2022 @ 16:27
Incident Number: 175310
In attendance: 2 x Harlow, 1 x Loughton, 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Epping

Update 6:30pm

Essex crews have left the scene of this incident.

Five crews from Essex were called to assist on the border of London, Herfordshire and Essex on the M25 between Junction 26-25 where ten crews from London and two crews from Herfordshire were dealing with a field fire that had spread.

Crews worked together to surround the fire and are now monitoring hotspots.

Station Manager Dave Bond said: “This was a great partnership effort between colleagues in Essex, London and Herfordshire. Crews worked quickly to contain this fire and prevent it spreading further.”

Five crews are currently at the scene of a field fire near the M25 Junction 26 - 25 at Waltham Abbey.

Firefighters have surrounded a large shrubland fire. 

Two lanes of the M25 have been closed while we deal with this incident. 

Station Manager Dave Bond said: "We expect to be at the scene for several hours, if you can avoid the area, please do. Rest assured we’re dealing with this as quickly as we can and appreciate the disruption this is causing to drivers. Thank you for your patience."

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