December 4 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Fire crews have worked overnight to control a blaze at a barn in Brightlingsea containing around 400 bales of straw
Firefighters were called to the property in Lower Farm Lane at 5.25pm on Sunday September 1 and on arrival reported that the barn, measuring 20m x 15m, was 100 per cent alight.
Initially. two appliances were sent to the scene but at 5.38pm the incident commander requested an additional appliance for extra water supplies. One appliance from Brightlingsea and two from Clacton attended the fire.
Operations were hindered by the threat of the roof collapsing but by 7.08pm the fire was reported as being under control. Firefighters remained at scene daming down the debris and have been at the farm all night.
A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.