CONCERNS have been raised over a potential fire at a site in Sible Hedignham Village. 

A huge cloud of black smoke has been seen rising near Halstead at the Tanners Dairy site.

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Residents from Halstead and Sible Hedignham Village noticed a size-increasing cloud of smoke at around 8pm today.

Emergency services and fire crews have been seen arriving at the site. 

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The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A spokesman from Essex Fire and Rescue Services said: "Crews are tackling a fire in a derelict building in Sible Hedingham this evening.

"We were called to Church Street today at 8.12pm and firefighters found a building measuring approximately 35 metres by 40 metres completely alight.

"Crews from Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Coggeshall and Braintree, along with Colchester's Aerial Ladder Platform and Halstead's Water Bowser, used to supply large amounts of water, are on the scene."