Fire crews tackle second fire in a week at unoccupied club in Town Park

News / Sat 8th Oct 2022 at 04:26pm

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire in a derelict building this afternoon (Saturday 8 October).

Fire crews reported that the fire was in the roof space of the two storey building. Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to put water on the fire from above (see pic).

This incident is currently on-going. More details will be added here shortly.

Photo courtesy of ECFS


Incident on Saturday October 1st

FIRE Crews tackled a fire in an unoccupied social club in Harlow. YH understands it is the former Paradise Lodge that sits off Park Lane in the Town Park.

Control team initially sent two crews from Harlow to reports of a fire in a two-storey building in Park Lane on Saturday at 10.58pm.

Crews found the roof and first floor of the building, measuring 50 metres by 20 metres, completely alight and they were joined by crews from Epping, Loughton, Hoddesdon and Hertford. An Aerial Ladder Platform, from Chelmsford, and Incident Command Unit, from Witham, were also sent to the scene.

Station Manager Ben Turner said: “Crews worked really hard in challenging conditions to get the fire under control.

“The roof collapsed, which made extinguishing the fire even more difficult, and access was also difficult, which meant we weren’t able to use the Aerial Ladder Platform.

“Crews worked tirelessly and I’d like to thank crews from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service for their assistance.”

The incident was scaled down to two crews at 2.30am.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

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