December 11 2013 Latest news:
By Matt Hunter
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A pub has been hit by a serious fire which took more than an hour and a half to put out.
Crews were called to The Albert public house in Chipping Hill, Witham, just before 2pm.
The fire was located on the first floor and in the building’s roof.
Firefighters wore breathing apparatus, a hose reel and jets to tackle the blaze.
By 2.55pm crews reported that 70% of the property was smoke logged. With crews having the fire extinguished by about 3.45pm.
Assistant divisional officer Paul Nash said: “Due to the quick actions of firefighters they were able to stop the fire from spreading throughout the pub. The fire is not being treated as suspicious.”