Update: Fire crews tackle hay bale fire near to Coopers beach holiday park in East Mersea

Fire-engine

- Credit: Archant

Firefighters in Essex tackled a blaze in a field in East Mersea where 200 hay bales were alight.

The fire, which spread to a hedge row, was in a field on Church Lane, adjacent to Coopers beach holiday park and youth camp.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident at around 8.45pm, with appliances from West Mersea and Colchester dispatched along with an off road vehicle from Manningtree.

By 11.30pm firefighters were making steady progress to extinguish the fire. Crews are using one hose reel and two backpack sprayers.

The fire was out by around 12.15am.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus