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Braintree: Investigation under way into cause of blaze to temporary building on truck centre site

PUBLISHED: 09:36 10 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:36 10 May 2014

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An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire on the site of a forklift truck centre in Braintree.

Crews from Braintree, Halstead, Coggleshall and Frinton were sent to Armill Lift Trucks, in Crittal Drive, at about 5.50am today – the blaze involved a temporary building structure which was ‘100% alight’.

A hose reel and one jet and foam was used in the operation to bring the fire under control. It was extinguished by 6.50am.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.”

Developers have submitted proposals for nearly 300 new homes in Debenham – on a site rejected by villagers who fear a large estate could change the community’s character.

Campaigners rallying against plans to build three Garden Communities in North Essex - up to 42,000 homes over 30 years - fear the number of houses could increase even further.

The Orwell Bridge is now expected to remain open on Thursday after the threat of high winds overnight eased.

Dog owners are being warned after a second pet died on the region’s coast in just over a fortnight – this time on Felixstowe beach.

Emergency services were called to a collision involving a pedestrian and a car.

An Essex MP has put forward his constituency to be the home of the Bayeux Tapestry when it comes to the UK.

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