Picture of huge barn fire

The barn burning, picture courtesy of Essex Fire and Rescue Service

The barn burning, picture courtesy of Essex Fire and Rescue Service

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FIREFIGHTERS are on the scene of a large barn fire, which has been burning through the night.

A crew remains at Doeshill Farm in Borwick Lane, Crays Hill, after a barn filled with 50 tonnes of hay caught light.

The 200sq metre barn was completely alight by the time firefighters were called, at about 9pm yesterday.

Firefighters from Basildon, Billericay and Corrigham surrounded the barn with “ground monitors”, hoses that stand on their own, to prevent the fire spreading to other buildings, the nearest of which was about 300 yards away.

The 15 firefighters went on strike for an hour at 11pm, leaving the fire to stand-in crews, before returning.

Operations were scaled back to two crews at about 3am and the fire was extinguished by about 6.45am today.

One crew remains on site this morning, turning over the smouldering remains and damping them down to prevent the fire flaring up.

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10:21am Sun 17 Aug 14

scrounger‎ says...

Red sky at night, cow shed alight.
Red sky at night, cow shed alight. scrounger‎
  • Score: 1

12:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Went on Strike lazy B@STARDS
Went on Strike lazy B@STARDS sesibollox
  • Score: -2

2:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

sesibollox wrote:
Went on Strike lazy B@STARDS
YOU TRY DOING THEIR JOB, YOU WOULDN'T CALL THEM LAZY
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Went on Strike lazy B@STARDS[/p][/quote]YOU TRY DOING THEIR JOB, YOU WOULDN'T CALL THEM LAZY Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 2

2:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

B...... IF THEY WERE PULLING YOUR FAMILY OUT OF A FIRE (GOD FORBID IT)
B...... IF THEY WERE PULLING YOUR FAMILY OUT OF A FIRE (GOD FORBID IT) Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: -1

10:22am Mon 18 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

just a couple of weeks to go, then they're back to school......
just a couple of weeks to go, then they're back to school...... pembury53
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Am awaiting Kim Gandys input.... she normally has an opinion about this sort of area!
Am awaiting Kim Gandys input.... she normally has an opinion about this sort of area! Controversial1
  • Score: 0

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