Five horses die in barn fire near Orsett

Corringham Fire

A BARN fire in Stanford Road, Orsett, saw over 40 separate calls to 999 to report it.

On arrival firefighters reported that the barm which measured around 20m x 10m, and was home to five horses, was completely alight.

Firefighters worked quickly to surround the fire and extinguished it by 8pm.

Sadly all five horses died at the scene.

A fire investigation has been carried out and the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental or deliberate, both possibilities.

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