Nearly seventy calls across the county on Bonfire Night

A steady stream of calls kept ECFRS’ Control team and crews busy on Bonfire Night but there were no serious incidents to report.

Between 18:00 hrs and midnight, ECFRS received 68 calls to a variety of incidents, the majority of them bonfire related or fires set deliberately in woodland areas under the cover of November 5 activities elsewhere.

Calls were spread around the county, though Basildon was a particular hotspot where there were seven incidents between 18:00 hrs and 21:30 hrs and throughout the evening crews went to Sommercotes three times to deal with an out of control bonfire.

There were no reported injuries.

We do not have details on all individual incidents at this time.

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