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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Suffolk and Essex are set for a blustery start to the week - with gusts expected to reach as high as 60mph on Wednesday.

Investigations are continuing today into a fire which destroyed a block of flats in Colchester and led to residents having to be evacuated.

An investigation is set to take place after a fire broke out in Colchester and spread to four flats and the roof of the building resulting in residents being evacuated.

More than 160 PR professionals gathered at The Guildhall in Cambridge last night for the CIPR PRide Awards - the region's annual public relations showpiece.

Fire crews have tackled a fire in the roof of a bungalow in Clacton.

Firefighters spent more than two hours tackling a "deep-seated" fire, which broke out in an Essex warehouse.

Firefighters were called to free a driver who had become trapped in her vehicle after a crash in north Essex.

Fire crews were called to a house fire in Hatfield Peverel this afternoon which was caused by sunlight shining though a desk-mounted magnifying glass.

Industrial batteries in the control room of a railway station overheated giving off suspected sulphuric acid fumes.

An investigation is to be held after a fire destroyed an outhouse and spread to the neighbouring home.

More than 30 emergency calls have been made by concerned members of the public after witnessing a large fire from A12 in Essex.

A road was closed while firefighters used specialist equipment to identify a potentially hazardous substance, which was sprayed a person by two teenagers on mopeds.

A small explosion in a commercial van has destroyed the vehicle and injured its driver.

A 41-year-old man from Doncaster was arrested on suspicion of rape at Chelmsford's RiZe festival this weekend.

Essex's fire chief has thanked the public for their support after three crew members were injured when a fire service vehicle overturned at Stoke by Nayland last week.

Firefighters used a special appliance to spray water from an off-road vehicle to tackle a three acre crop fire.

A fire started deliberately in an Essex field spread to the gardens of family homes and hit conservatories and sheds.

Three people have been treated by ambulance staff after a fire in a commercial building within an Essex industrial estate.

These striking images taken by a Colchester photographer capture the extent of a huge grassland blaze which has torn through a shooting range in the town.

A multi-vehicle crash took place on the A12 at Witham on Saturday night and two people had to be freed from their vehicles by firefighters.

An Essex woman made a lucky escape from her burning home after being alerted to a fire by her smoke alarm.

Part of a north Essex caravan site was evacuated last night after one of the holiday homes was completely destroyed by fire.

A fire spread from a car to a north Essex house, causing damage to its garage and roof.

Two people left trapped in their cars after a crash in north Essex were taken to hospital for further treatment, the ambulance service has confirmed.

An investigation will take place after a major fire was started in the early hours of this morning and damaged a dozen vehicles at an Essex storage yard.

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