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Large fire in Aveley engulfes barn
FOUR fire crews were called out to fight a barn fire under electric voltage cables.
The crews from Grays and Orsett were called to Sandy Lane, Aveley just after 8pm on Tuesday following reports a barn measuring 20m by 20m was on fire.
After an hour crews confirmed that acetylene cylinders were involved in the fire and a hazard zone was established.
Firefighters faced difficulty in tackling the fire because it is underneath high voltage cables and the electricity board was called out to isolate the cables.
There was also a very poor supply of water at the scene and the fire engines had to take it in turns to leave the site to replenish their water tanks - has been established.
The crews had put the blaze out by 7.15am this morning but crews remain on stand-by at the scene cooling a cylinder which was involved in the fire.