Massive operation underway as hundreds of tonnes of hay on fire

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Essex Fire Service was at the scene at Botney Hill Road in Billericay. The Service expected to be there for some time and the road is currently closed.

Essex Fire Service said in a tweet: “Several hundred tonnes of hay are alight near Botney Hill Road, Billericay.

“The road is currently closed and we expect to be here for some time this evening to make sure the hay burns under control.”

More to follow.

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