UPDATE: Firefighters tackle blaze at truck yard

Firefighters tackle blaze at truck yard

Firefighters tackle blaze at truck yard

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Firefighters tackled a blaze at a Braintree truck yard this morning.

Crews arrived at Armill Lift Trucks in Crittall Drive, at the Springwood Industrial Estate, just before 6am to find a temporary building structure containing two fork lifts and a van fully alight.

At 6.21am, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were using one hose reel and one main jet to control the fire.

The fire was under control by 6.50am.

Crews used one hose reel, one jet and foam to douse the flames.

Five fire engines from Braintree, Halstead, Coggeshall and Frinton attended the scene.

UPDATE:

An investigation between the police and fire service was carried out today.

A police spokesman said: "It was originally thought to be suspicious but a fire investigator said it was accidental.

"There will be no further police involvement."

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2:07pm Sat 10 May 14

Ontheball says...

All the way from Frinton to a blaze at Braintree?? Odd.
All the way from Frinton to a blaze at Braintree?? Odd. Ontheball
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2:31pm Sat 10 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I'll bet they sent a really posh fire engine though!
I'll bet they sent a really posh fire engine though! OMPITA [Intl]
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9:47pm Sat 10 May 14

PROOFREADER says...

Maybe they sent the one in the picture which is based at Ongar fire station.
Maybe they sent the one in the picture which is based at Ongar fire station. PROOFREADER
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9:21am Sun 11 May 14

OrangeChris says...

You think the photo of Ongar's appliance is bad... At least its a fire related picture unlike one I found on the Essex Chronicle website.
Headline is "Air ambulance deployed after man in his 20s found unconscious in Braintree" ... So you would naturally assume a photo of the Air Ambulance would accompany the story.. But no... Instead they have a photo of Essex Police's Helicopter.
http://www.essexchro
nicle.co.uk/Helicopt
er-deployed-man-20s-
unconscious-Braintre
e/story-21036204-det
ail/story.html
You think the photo of Ongar's appliance is bad... At least its a fire related picture unlike one I found on the Essex Chronicle website. Headline is "Air ambulance deployed after man in his 20s found unconscious in Braintree" ... So you would naturally assume a photo of the Air Ambulance would accompany the story.. But no... Instead they have a photo of Essex Police's Helicopter. http://www.essexchro nicle.co.uk/Helicopt er-deployed-man-20s- unconscious-Braintre e/story-21036204-det ail/story.html OrangeChris
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