Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Burning building collapses as firefighters tackle blaze on farm in Sible Hedingham

13:23 27 June 2014

Barn fire Sible Hedingham

Barn fire Sible Hedingham

Archant

Five fire crews tackled a blaze at a farm in Sible Hedingham last night.

shares
Barn fire Sible Hedingham aftermathBarn fire Sible Hedingham aftermath

Two appliances arrived on scene shortly after 2.30am to find a barn alight on Kentish Farm.

They reported 50% of the barn was alight and that it contained wood flooring materials. It was later confirmed some cylinders were also involved.

It was also very close to a poultry shed housing several thousand French partridges.

Two additional crews and a water bowser were requested as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one jet and two hose reels to bring flames under control.

At about 3.30am the fire had been surrounded but the barn had collapsed. At this stage four jets were in use.

Crews were still on site this morning damping down the fire, with additional crews sent to relieve those who had worked through the night.

The cause of the fire is unknown and so both Essex fire service and the police will carry out an investigation.

Sub officer Darren Hockley from Wethersfield fire station said: “The good news is that no French partridges were hurt as a result of this fire.

“There were three sheds on the farm and thankfully the one housing the birds was not affected by the fire.

“The storage shed on fire contained wooden flooring and two large propane cylinders.

“Close by there were thousands of partridges in a second shed and the crews worked extremely hard to prevent the fire from spreading to the poultry shed.

“If the fire had reached the partridge’s shed I have no doubt they would have all died, the crews done an excellent job containing the fire to save the birds.

“The third shed contained furniture and was unaffected by the fire.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Pictures supplied by Mid Suffolk District Council after inspections at Flames Kebabs, in Elmswell

The owner of a kebab van positioned regularly outside a Suffolk railway station has been banned from operating a food business for three years after a string of hygiene breaches.

Rick Astley performs during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 arena in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 21, 2012. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Rick Astley has been announced as the latest act to play at this year’s V Festival.

Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Announcement of Tim Passmore as winning candidate

Suffolk has re-elected incumbent Tory Tim Passmore to serve as the police and crime commissioner following yesterday’s poll.

A new Indian restaurant,Sea Spice, has opened in the White Lion in Aldeburgh.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits new dining venture Sea Spice at the White Lion Hotel

Brendan Padfield from The Unruly Pig and Shirley Green from Riding for the Disabled Hollesley group (foreground), with Moya Luddington and David and Anna Freebourne

An award-winning Suffolk pub has presented a prize of its own making to a local charity.

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

It is not every day you overtake a couple of high speed aeroplanes – particularly on a Suffolk dual carriageway.

A recount is taking place - stock photo

The UK Independece Party have snatched victory from the Tories in Haverhill following a Suffolk County Council by-election.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24