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Harwich: Fire crews called after smoke seen pouring from disused factory

07:39 14 May 2014

Crews were called to a fire in a disused factory in Harwich

Crews were called to a fire in a disused factory in Harwich

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Police are set to investigate a suspicious fire which started in an empty factory in north Essex.

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Crews were called to Main Road, Upper Dovercourt, Harwich, just after 7.40pm yesterday.

Firefighters arriving at the scene reported that the first floor of the building was heavily smoke-logged.

Breathing apparatus were worn so crews could get close to the fire with two hose reels used to tackle the blaze in the two-storey building, measuring 209m by 46m.

The fire was under control just before 8.50pm.

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