Photographs show how firefighters stopped huge outhouse fire from spreading to nearby homes in Stapleford Abbotts

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 August 2018

Firefighters tackling the outhouse fire in Stapleford Abbotts. Photo: Essex Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters tackling the outhouse fire in Stapleford Abbotts. Photo: Essex Fire and Rescue Service


Brave firefighters were able to stop a large outhouse blaze from spreading to nearby homes in Stapleford Abbotts on Friday afternoon (August 17).

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed crews were called to a fire in Stapleford Road, at 2.34pm.

On arrival firefighters reported that a large outbuilding, which is occasionally used as accommodation, was completely alight and the fire was beginning to spread to a nearby house.

Firefighters worked quickly to stop the fire spreading and extinguished it by 3.40pm.

The outbuilding has been completely destroyed and the house suffered slight external fire damage.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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