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Police probe after property in Stanford-le-Hope ear-marked for planning development burns to the ground

FIRE CREWS have been called to a fire in a bungalow, crews report the property is 100 percent alight. Firefighters are using two main jets and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

The electricity company is in attendance and isolating the supply.

Update: The fire was fully extinguished by 17:36hrs. Crews used two main jets and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire.

Station Officer Geoff Wheal said: "Crews did an absolutely marvellous job in bringing this incident to a swift conclusion. When we arrived at the scene, flames were licking through the roof and quickly after that, the entire roof collapsed in.

"This is the second major blaze in Corringham within days and our firefighters have proved their professionalism at both jobs."

The property has been unoccupied for some months as developers seek planning permission to build on the site.

A joint Police and Fire Service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

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