House fire and straw bales blaze tackled in Holland-on-Sea and Cooksmill Green


Crews were called to a kitchen fire in Holland-on-Sea last night.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was sent to Grendel Way, in the coastal town, at 6.30pm.

The fire was quickly extinguished with crews wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet and one dry powder extinguisher. The fire was out by 6.48pm.

In a separate incident, crews were called to Cooksmill Green in Chelmsford around 10pm last night.

Four appliances were needed to tackle a fire in a barn containing bailed straw.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “On arrival the incident commander reported that the barn measure 50 metres by 10 metres and full of straw bales, 10% of which were alight.

“Crews used hose reel jets to control and contain the fire while farming equipment was used to remove straw not involved in the fire to prevent fire spread.

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“A two pump relief took over at the scene at around 1.30am.”

The fire had been extinguished by 3.15am, however crews remained on site throughout the night dampening down and dealing with hotspots to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and would not reignite.

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