An exclusion zone was set up in an Essex village after a high pressure gas main ruptured – forcing 20 families out of their homes.
Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Monday, December 4, to follow up on his event in the town in February.
A house was left uninhabitable and a garage destroyed after a blaze broke out at the property this morning.
Fire crews from Stansted, Newport and Great Dunmow were among those called to tackle a lorry blaze on the M11.
As heavy downpours continue across the region tonight, residents are being warned to make sure family members are safe before salvaging belongings in the event of a household flood.
Firefighters managed to stop a pressurised gas container from exploding when a fire engulfed two workshops and a shed in Essex last night.
Essex’s chief fire officer has moved to reassure residents living in high-rise buildings in the county that incidents such as fatal blaze at Grenfell Tower in London are “extremely rare”.
Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling a huge hay stack fire in a field in north-east Essex.
Lorries which blew over due to Storm Doris closed the M11 northbound and one lane southbound between Saffron Walden and Duxford yesterday (Thursday, February 23).