Derelict boat ‘totally destroyed’ in Jaywick blaze

Two fire crew from Clacton were called to the scene. Picture: PHIL MORELY

Two fire crew from Clacton were called to the scene. Picture: PHIL MORELY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in Essex fought a fire on a derelict boat in Jaywick last night.

Fire crews have tackled a boat blaze in Brookland in Jaywick. Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

Fire crews have tackled a boat blaze in Brookland in Jaywick. Picture: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

Two crews from Clacton were called to the blaze, in Brooklands, at around 11.30pm on Monday, February 13.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire Service said the boat, which was beached at the time, was completely destroyed by the fire.

He said: “On arrival crews reported that the boat, which is around 20 feet long, was completely alight.

“The boat was beached at the time and no-one was inside.

“It has been totally destroyed by the fire, which was extinguished by 11.55pm.”

He added that crews remained at the scene for a short time after to dampen down the area and ensure there was no risk of re-ignition.

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