Investigation into fire at Bradwell petrol station
An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire which destroyed a shop at a petrol station forecourt in Essex.
Three fire crews were called to the blaze at the BP garage on the A120 in Bradwell, near Coggeshall, at 04:53 BST on Sunday.
They managed to prevent the fire from spreading to the petrol pumps and the fire was put out two hours later.
A spokesperson from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service described the fire as "intense".
Incident commander, station officer Steve Wintrip, said: "Crews were driven back by the heat and severity of fire.
"[They] did an excellent job tackling the fire in arduous conditions and prevented the fire from spreading to the petrol pumps and the canopy covering the forecourt."