Firefighters tackle blaze at industrial unit in Langham, near Colchester

Fire stations in Essex will take part in a national competition. Picture: PHIL MORELY

Fire stations in Essex will take part in a national competition. Picture: PHIL MORELY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze within an industrial unit in Essex this evening.

Five crews attended the incident at School Road in Langham around 7.15pm.

On arrival, firefighters reported the building – which measures around 40m x 80m – was 50% alight.

Crews, from Colchester, Wivenhoe, Manningtree and Chelmsford, quickly requested the support of Halstead’s water bowser – a vehicle which contains a large water tank – to help fight the flames.

At 8.45pm, it was reported that the incident had been divided into areas to allow fire crews to surround the building more efficiently.


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The fire was extinguished by 10.35pm.

An investigation will now take place to determine the cause of the fire.

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