Vintage 1949 Riley destroyed in storage blaze

PUBLISHED: 15:31 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:32 27 April 2016

Vintage car destroyed by fire. Picture: Essex Fire

Vintage car destroyed by fire. Picture: Essex Fire

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A vintage car has been destroyed by fire.

Vintage car destroyed by fire. Picture: Essex FireVintage car destroyed by fire. Picture: Essex Fire

Fire crews from Stansted and Newport were sent to Dewes Green Road, Berden, at 9.50am today (Wednesday) after a car storage shed caught alight.

The flames from the polytunnel spread to a 1949 Riley. The fire was extinguished by 10.30am.

Assisting divisional officer Kevin Haywood said: “The polytunnel was engulfed when crews arrived. A rare vintage car inside was also completely destroyed by the fire. We believe the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

“Firefighters did a very good job in stopping the fire from spreading to a nearby caravan and trees and hedges with limited water supply.”

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