Updated: Crews from Essex put out a field fire in Earls Colne

THREE fire engines were called to Earls Colne, Essex, after reports of a large field fire.

A member of the public contacted the emergency services after seeing smoke in a hay field on Tey Road.

Firefighters, were sent to the address at 5.05pm.

Crews used two hose reels and six back-pack sprayers to put out the fire by 6.10pm. The cause is accidental.

Fire Brigade Union from Essex are currently taking part in a four hour strike, which ends at 8pm.

During periods of reduced fire cover, members of the public are being told to continue to dial ‘999’ and working Essex firefighters will respond. In case of fire: get out, stay out, call the fire service out.

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