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Witham: Crews fighting pub fire
2:34pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A fire has broken out at The Albert pub, on Chipping Hill, Witham.
An Essex Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "Firefighters have been called to a fire in a pub.
"Crews report the fire is on the first floor and in the roof space. Crews are wearing breathing apparatus and are using one hose reel to tackle the blaze."
The incident was reported shortly before 2pm and the fire was extinguished at about 3.30pm.
Chipping Hill remains closed to traffic near Witham rail station, with vehicles being diverted by police on the scene.
Two crews from Witham, one crew from Maldon and an aerial platform from Chelmsford attended the incident.
Assistant Divisional Officer Paul Nash said: "Due to the quick actions of firefighters they were able to stop the fire from spreading throughout the pub. The fire is not being treated as suspicious."
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