‘Out of control’ bonfire causes serious barnfire

Firefighters were called to Boxted after a bonfire caused a barn fire Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Firefighters were called to Boxted after a bonfire caused a barn fire Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

An “out of control” bonfire has been deemed to have caused a barn fire at a property in Boxted

Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue were called to Old House Lane, Boxted on Thursday, July 16 at 7.06pm.

On arrival officers found that a barn measuring approximately 10 metres by 5 metres was completely alight.

The barn had caught alight when a nearby bonfire had burnt out of control, leaving the building badly damaged.

Three fire crews from Colchester and Coggeshall attended the fire.


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They extinguished the fire by 8.08pm and stayed on the scene until 8.45pm to damp down and check for hotspots.

The cause of the fire was recorded as accidental.

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