North Benfleet farm fire investigation under way

  • 13 August 2014
  • From the section Essex
The scene of the fire Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue
Image caption Acetylene cylinders were found inside the derelict vehicle workshop at the farm

An investigation is under way after more than 40 firefighters were called to a "major fire" at a farm building.

The presence of acetylene cylinders hampered efforts to quell the fire inside a farm workshop in North Benfleet on Tuesday night.

Police closed off nearby roads while fire crews tackled the fire.

Divisional officer Neil Fenwick said: "It's too early to say how the fire started. We are conducting an investigation."

Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue
Image caption An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way

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