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Large factory fire breaks out at Waltham Abbey
A factory in Waltham Abbey in Essex went up in flames yesterday (8th September), resulting in a fire so serious that eight fire engines and firefighters from across the whole district were called to the scene.
Firefighters from Loughton and Waltham Abbey were called to the scene at around 7.20am yesterday, quickly followed by fire crews from throughout the region.
Upon arrival, they discovered that the fire at the Waltham Cross factory – located on an industrial estate on Bryanstone Road – was being fuelled by around 2,000 litres of diesel fuel. Fire crews used eight jet reel hoses and two aerial ladder platforms to finally get the blaze under control.
Although the paramedics were called to the scene shortly after the fire service were summoned, no casualties have been reported. A spokesperson for the Ambulance Service, Gary Sanderson, did say that a boy, aged 6, had been treated for minor breathing problems, but his condition was not serious enough for him to be taken to hospital.
It is not yet known what caused the fire, or whether the factory was fitted with appropriate and functional fire alarm systems.