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Chelmsford: Crews deal with barn fire at Fox and Raven pub

PUBLISHED: 18:43 21 June 2014 | UPDATED: 18:43 21 June 2014

Fire crews have dealt with incidents in Essex

Fire crews have dealt with incidents in Essex

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Fire control was flooded with calls over a barn blaze at the rear of a Chelmsford pub.

Emergency assistance was required at the Fox and Raven pub in Barnes Mill Road at around 12.40pm.

On arrival, the incident commander reported that the blaze involved a barn measuring some 25m by five metres and was “well alight”.

The fire was under control by 1.05pm with crews using two hose reels and a main jet.

By 1.50pm the blaze was out with firefighters checking for hot spots.

A joint police and fire service investigation will now be carried out to establish the cause.

In a separate incident at 2.30pm, firefighters were called to a blaze involving a large stack of wood in Clay Lane, St Osyths.

One crew was initially sent to the scene, but on arrival the incident commander requested a second appliance for extra water supplies.

At around 2.55pm crews were using a hose reel and one main jet to extinguish the fire. Just over 20 minutes later crews had the fire surrounded and were making and had secured a water supply.

The incidents occurred on a day of industrial action over the fire union’s pensions row with the Government.

Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women had their purses stolen from supermarkets in the Ipswich and Martlesham areas on Tuesday.

A Suffolk charity dedicated to transforming the lives of people with a disability or cancer is being given a boost after a motor company announced plans to support it in 2018.

Callum Connolly and Dominic Iorfa visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices shop in Ipswich today to help launch the Bag It, Bring It Boost It campaign.

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