Man hospitalised with severe burns after fire in Takeley

The blaze in Bush End, Takeley, as captured by Josh Sell on Twitter.

The blaze in Bush End, Takeley, as captured by Josh Sell on Twitter. - Credit: Archant

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital following a fire in Takeley this morning (Thursday).

Police have cornered off an area near the fire

Police have cornered off an area near the fire - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called just before 10am after flames engulfed units on an industrial estate in Bush End, Takeley.

The casualty had to be taken to Broomfield Hospital with severe burns and it is believed units on the estate include a number of classic cars.

Firefighters from Chelmsford, Harlow, Dunmow, and Bishop’s Stortford used hose reel jets and a covering monitor jet to try and extinguish the blaze.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “Police are currently at the scene of a large fire in Bush End, Takeley and have established a 600m cordon for safety.

“The road closures have now been lifted.”

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