Update: 1940 hrs
The fire is now out. The incident has been scaled down, two fire engines will remain on site dampening down remian hotspots.
Update: 1900 hrs
The fire is surrounded. Firefighters are using multiple hoses and a hose from an aerial ladder platform to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible and to stop it spreading.
Police are assisting the fire service at the scene of a fire in a derelict building in Howard Road, Chafford Hundred.
Officers were made aware shortly before 5pm today, Tuesday September 12. Sainsbury’s and Bannatyne Health Club have been evacuated while firefighters deal with the blaze.
Road closures are in place in Burghley Road; on the A1306 between the Treacle Mine and Sainsbury’s; and the A1306 between Arena Essex and Burghley Road.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area and are thanked for their patience.
Police and the fire service will carry out a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.
Fire in derelict building and supermarket
Burghley Road, Grays
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Brentwood, 2 x Basildon, 1 x Southend (ALP), 1 x Wennington (LFB)
Firefighters have been called to a fire in a large derelict building which has spread to a neighbouring supermarket.
*Update 6pm* – The derelict building, which measures approximately 20m x 20m, has collapsed. The fire is affecting the rear of the neighbouring supermarket, which measures approximately 60m x 60m. The officer in charge reports that the fire is under control. The supermarket has been fully evacuated so crews can deal with the incident safely.
*This incident is on-going. More details will be added shortly*.
WE have received a report of a fire in or near to the Chafford Hundred area.
Unconfirmed reports that the undeveloped buildings at the back of Bannatynes are alight.
Sainsbury’s has been evacuated as there are concerns regarding the fire spreading.
Burghley Road, the road that has Sainsbury’s on right and goes down to Lakeside is closed.
Traffic building up on A126 at Lakeside.
YT has contacted both Essex Fire Service and Essex Police.
Last year, we filmed a news item from the front of the developments.