Proposals for a new multi-million pound widening project on the A12 have gone on show.
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.
Two men have been jailed for a total of 40 years after an aggravated burglary in Essex, where a man was shot.
Anyone with information about an assault on a man in Chelmsford a month ago, which left him with serious head injuries, is being asked to come forward.
Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
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