Great Chesterford timber factory badly damaged by fire

Great Chesterford fire More than 30 firefighters tackled the flames

A timber factory in Essex has been severely damaged by fire.

More than 30 firefighters dealt with the fire overnight at the factory in London Road, Great Chesterford.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service incident commander Mark Wilson said cylinders involved in the fire were made safe shortly after crews arrived in the early hours of the morning.

Three fire engines remained at the incident on Saturday damping down and checking for any remaining hotspots.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but Essex fire service and the police will carry out an investigation.

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