Essex

Braintree blaze destroys outbuildings and vehicles

Fire in Bradwell Image copyright Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The fire swept through outbuildings and vehicles in the early hours of the morning

More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze which destroyed two outbuildings and several vehicles in Essex.

Fire broke out at the site in Bridge Hall Road in Bradwell, near Braintree, at about 01:15 BST.

It took crews almost five hours to bring the blaze under control. No one was injured.

The operation was hindered by the presence of acetylene cylinders in the buildings, Essex Fire Service said.

A forklift truck was also destroyed in the fire.

A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

Image copyright Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Crews took almost five hours to control the blaze
Image copyright Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption An investigation in to the cause of the fire will be carried out

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