Essex

Essex fire crews battle 10-hour Crays Hill barn fire

  • 17 August 2014
  • From the section Essex
Barn fire in Crays Hill
The barn contained 50 tonnes of hay

Firefighters took almost 10 hours to bring a large barn fire under control in Essex overnight.

The blaze broke out in the barn, containing 50 tonnes of hay, at Doeshill Farm in Crays Hill, near Billericay, just after 21:00 BST.

At its height three crews tackled the fire which was finally extinguished at about 06:45 BST. One crew remained at the scene damping down.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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