House and lorry wrecked by blaze

A HOUSE was badly damaged and a lorry carrying four cars destroyed by a blaze in Essex this afternoon.

A HOUSE was badly damaged and a lorry carrying four cars destroyed by a blaze in Essex this afternoon.

Eight fire crews from across the county battled the flames, which took hold at a property in Honeypot Lane, Tolleshunt Knights at 2.35pm.

The roof and the top floor of the two-storey property were devastated in the blaze, which was finally extinguished at 5.30pm.

Assistant Divisional Officer Danny Fearn, of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The remainder of the building has declared structurally unsound and will have to be demolished.


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“The fire also destroyed a car transporter lorry and four cars which were on it.

“Crews had a difficult job and faced problems with water supply because of the remote location of this incident.

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“A full investigation will now take place to establish the cause of the fire.”

Crews are expected to remain on site until midnight.

Check this website for updates.

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