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Clacton: Fire breaks out at derelict farm shop

PUBLISHED: 22:16 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:16 27 February 2013

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FIRE crews have tackled a blaze in a derelict farm shop in Clacton this evening.

Two crews from Clacton arrived at the single storey building on Jaywick Lane shortly after 8.45pm and used two hose reels and one main jet to fight the fire.

Essex County and Fire and Rescue Service report the building measured 15 metres by 15 metres and that the fire was fully extinguished by 9.30pm.

Crews remained at the scene turning over and damping down to ensure there were no hotspots.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.

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Essex County Council is calling for a fairer funding deal after a new report reveals residents receive 66% less funding than people in London.

An 18-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a two-car crash in Colchester this morning.

Sunday’s inaugural Great East Run will see 3,000 runners tackling the half marathon course around Ipswich town centre, out to Freston and back.

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