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Aircraft hangar on fire at London Southend Airport

Firefighters are tacking a blaze in an aircraft hangar at Southend Airport in Essex.

Credit: Rhys Lench‏

Smoke was seen billowing into the air from a corner of the airfield used as one of easyJet's UK bases.

Credit: Rhys Lench‏

Firefighters have been called to an incident this morning involving an aircraft hangar in Southend Airport.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they reported the large hangar, which is used to livery aeroplanes, was on fire. Six fire engines were requested to help tackle the fire.

– London Fire Brigade

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with an incident at the Air Livery hanger on the north side of the airfield.

London Southend Airport is still open and operating as normal

– London Southend Airport

The hangar did not have any planes inside when the fire broke out.