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Braintree: Bandstand fire extinguished

PUBLISHED: 22:25 29 March 2014 | UPDATED: 22:26 29 March 2014

Crews were called to the fire in Braintree this evening.

Crews were called to the fire in Braintree this evening.

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Fire services were called to a bandstand fire in the Braintree and Bocking public gardens this evening.

A crew from Braintree and a crew from Halstead extinguished the thatched roof of a bandstand, which was 20% alight.

They were called to the seen at 6.04pm and using one hose reel jet, the blaze had been extinguished by 6.40pm.

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