MORE than 40 tonnes of wood, machinery and a lorry were on fire last night, Tuesday, May 17. 

The fire happened at 8.51pm in a builders yard in The Street, Great Saling.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire engines from Braintree, one from Wethersfield and one from Halstead. 

Two jets and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire by 11.04pm.

Crew members from Wethersfield Fire Station are revisiting the incident scene this morning to carry out further safety checks.