Fire rips through mill

MORE than 75 firefighters tackled a blaze at an industrial mill in Essex.

MORE than 75 firefighters tackled a blaze at an industrial mill in Essex.

Flames tore through the Stambridge Mills building in Rochford shortly before 10pm yesterday.

The five-storey, 50m by 50m structure was completely engulfed in fire and it took 11 crews three-and-a-half hours to extinguish the flames.

No one was hurt.


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The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and an investigation will be carried out in due course.

Senior divisional officer Paul Hill said: “Firefighters worked extremely well to tackle this extensive fire.

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“At the height of the fire we had 75 firefighters extinguishing the blaze.”

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