Monster fire and explosions just metres from homes with residents evacuated

Firefighters have been called to the scene of a large blaze that erupted at an industrial site in Essex. The Essex Firebrigade has reported their control room being flooded with calls as a result of the intense smoke coming from the area on Progress Road, Eastwood.

Six fire crews were sent to the area to deal with the problem, and they later asked for help from four more crews.

In order to aid in the firefighting efforts, two aerial ladder platforms, a water bowser, and an incident command unit were also called, according to an Essex Fire Brigade statement.

A substantial warehouse measuring roughly 20 metres by 10 metres has been completely destroyed by fire. The flames are currently being carefully contained and put out by fire crews.

Essex Country Fire and Rescue Service said: “There is a lot of smoke coming from the scene, if you live or work nearby, please keep your windows and doors closed.”


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