A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
300 Tonnes Of Scrap Metal On Fire in Basildon
Crews were called to a fire at a recycling plant in Basildon, just after 1am.
It broke out on Hovefields Avenue.
Crews reported that 40 percent of 300 tonnes of scrap metal was on fire. The area alight measured approximately 30 x 30 metres and was 10 metres high.
Crews used the aerial ladder platform and foam to attack the fire, four jets and two ground monitors were also used to tackle the blaze.
At 04:24hrs: Crews reported that steady progress was being made to tackle the fire. A four pump relief took over at this time to continue to extinguish the fire.
At 05:17hrs: A mechanical digger on site was used to move the scrap metal to reach any remaining hotspots.
The fire was extinguished by 06:40hrs, more than five hours after it started.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, ECFRS and the police will carry out an investigation.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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