Fire at Busy Bees Pre-School in Laindon

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FIREFIGHTERS battled to save a pre-school engulfed in flames.

Crews were called to Busy Bees Pre-School, in Laindon Link, Laindon, this afternoon after smoke was spotted by residents.

The roof was almost fully alight and crews worked for more than three hours to get the blaze under control.

The building, and those nearby, were evacuated as firefighters across Essex worked to put out the flames.

Residents watched on from a safe distance.

By 6pm one crew remained at the scene to dampen down any hotspots.

It is not known what cause the flames.

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4:17pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Normytheone says...

This is looking really bad. If relies heavily on donations and fundraising so if anyone has any old toys in good condition, please keep hold of them as they may come in handy to get it up and running again.
This is looking really bad. If relies heavily on donations and fundraising so if anyone has any old toys in good condition, please keep hold of them as they may come in handy to get it up and running again. Normytheone
  • Score: 25

8:35pm Sun 16 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

It's gone...
It's gone... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Sun 16 Feb 14

_Lotus_ says...

You know, I find this so heartbreaking, really sad.

I really do hope they manage to get it all up and running again.
You know, I find this so heartbreaking, really sad. I really do hope they manage to get it all up and running again. _Lotus_
  • Score: 4

11:37pm Sun 16 Feb 14

deano2806 says...

This is just absolutely awful it really is....how can anyone be so cruel by setting fire to this much loved Busy Bee's pre school.....we as a community have already put up donation pages to help the recovery effort from this devastating fire.....this is shocking beyond belief it really is :(
This is just absolutely awful it really is....how can anyone be so cruel by setting fire to this much loved Busy Bee's pre school.....we as a community have already put up donation pages to help the recovery effort from this devastating fire.....this is shocking beyond belief it really is :( deano2806
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Mon 17 Feb 14

_Lotus_ says...

deano2806 wrote:
This is just absolutely awful it really is....how can anyone be so cruel by setting fire to this much loved Busy Bee's pre school.....we as a community have already put up donation pages to help the recovery effort from this devastating fire.....this is shocking beyond belief it really is :(
Has there been updates on this fire, was it arson then?

Only the article says the cause of the fire was unknown?
[quote][p][bold]deano2806[/bold] wrote: This is just absolutely awful it really is....how can anyone be so cruel by setting fire to this much loved Busy Bee's pre school.....we as a community have already put up donation pages to help the recovery effort from this devastating fire.....this is shocking beyond belief it really is :([/p][/quote]Has there been updates on this fire, was it arson then? Only the article says the cause of the fire was unknown? _Lotus_
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Mon 17 Feb 14

_Lotus_ says...

Scrub my last message, I have just seen a further updated story on this fire.

If found guilty, whatever their ages, put them away. This is absolutely diabolical!
Scrub my last message, I have just seen a further updated story on this fire. If found guilty, whatever their ages, put them away. This is absolutely diabolical! _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

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