Town centre flat fire shuts road causing congestion and bus service disruption

Fairfield Road, Braintree, where a flat fire has closed the road to traffic. Picture; GOOGLE

Fairfield Road, Braintree, where a flat fire has closed the road to traffic. Picture; GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

An Essex flat fire has closed a town centre road causing congestion and slow moving traffic.

The AA Traffic website reported the fire at around 10.30am this morning in Fairfield Road, Braintree, between South Street and Victoria Street.

The blaze has been put out but firefighters were still on the scene at 1pm, closing the road and causing slow traffic in surrounding streets.

Bus services are also said to have been affected.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is yet to release details of the incident.


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Further traffic delays have been reported on the nearby A120 southbound, which was partially blocked due to an accident.

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