Large number of tyres alight in Fobbing

ESSEX Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Southend Road, Fobbing early this morning.

When fire crews arrived they reported that a number of tyres covering an area of approximately 20m x 20m were alight. An outbuilding was also involved in the fire.

At 3:30am firefighters reported that the fire was surrounded and crews were making good progress tackling the fire.

The fire was extinguished at 5:30am. Firefighters left the scene and will return in a few hours to check for hot spots.

It is not known how the fire started.

*Update 8am* Firefighters have revisited the incident this morning to extinguish one isolated flare up. The crew quickly extinguished the hot spot and left at 8:30am.

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