From Essex Police: London road open for vehicles and pedestrians. Traffic control by officers to assist .Thank you for your patience.
Update 6:30pm – Crews are still tackling the fire. The gas and electricity board have attended the incident to cut off the supplies to the properties. Fire crews will remain on scene to dampen down hot spots.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will begin once the fire has been extinguished.
*This incident is on-going. The road has been closed by Police so firefighters can deal with the incident safely. More information will be added here when available*.
ROUTE 44: Due to a building fire buses are unable to serve London Rd between Garrison Estate & Purfleet Station
OVER 30 Firefighters have been called to a fire in a derelict mid-terrace cottage on London Road in Purfleet.
When fire crews arrived at the incident they immediately requested extra firefighters to help tackle the blaze. Firefighters reported that the first floor and loft area of the house was well alight, and smoke could be seen coming out of the two adjoining property’s roofs.
Update 4:30pm – Around 30 firefighters are currently at the scene of the fire. Fire crews are tackling the fire from the rear of the property and from the front. We are also using our Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) to pour water on the fire from above.
Firefighters are working extremely hard to minimalise the damage of the fire and are working to stop the fire from spreading to the adjoining properties.
The location is Tank Hill Road in Pufleet
London Rd, Purfleet closed at this time due to house fire.
No pedestrians or vehicles please plan your journey.