Firefighters called to blaze in room of derelict north Essex building

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a derelict building. Picture: ECFRS

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a derelict building. Picture: ECFRS - Credit: Archant

Fire crews have dealt with a blaze in a derelict north Essex building.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) was called just after 6pm to reports of a fire in Magdalen Street, Colchester.

Two crews from the town attended and arrived to find the fire was in a room of a derelict building.

The fire was out by 6.20pm.

“The cause of has been recorded as accidental,” an ECFRS spokesman said.

In November, ECFRS was called to deal with a fire in the disused bus station in Magdalen Street.

On that occasion, crews from Colchester and Wivenhoe arrived to find a pile of rubbish on fire inside the building.

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ECFRS has been asked whether the latest fire was also in the disused bus station.

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