WATCH: Huge fire breaks out at warehouse

Firefighters from Essex Police are battling a fire at a warehouse in Clacton. Picture: CAMERON JAMES

Firefighters from Essex Police are battling a fire at a warehouse in Clacton. Picture: CAMERON JAMES - Credit: CAMERON JAMES

Firefighters have been battling a significant warehouse fire in Clacton for more than three hours.

Five crews were called to the blaze at Skelmersdale Road in Clacton at 12.51pm, and initially worked to bring the fire under control.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival firefighters reported the warehouse, which measures around 40m x 15m, was completely alight.

“Firefighters are working hard in difficult to conditions to divide the incident into sections to help them bring it under control.

“Crews have now surrounded the fire and are continuing to tackle it.


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“Firefighters have also worked with UK Power Network to isolate the power to the building.”

A spokesman confirmed the fire was under control as of 3pm and firefighters were searching for hot spots.

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