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Eleven crews have been tackling a large fire at an industrial estate in Essex this evening.
Smoke could be seen for several miles from the estate at Lancaster Way in Earls Colne near Braintree.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service say it broke out in a builders yard at about 5 o'clock. Wooden pallets, tar and roofing have been on fire.
Three crews from Halstead, 1 from Coggeshall, Witham, Wivenhoe, Chelmsford, two from Colchester and two from Sudbury were called to the scene.
An aerial ladder platform has been used to pour water on the fire from above.
Crews are now bringing the fire under control and reducing back to three fire engines.
Watch footage of the fire filmed by Essex Fire & Rescue Service
Firefighters have been called to a big fire at an industrial estate in Essex.
It broke out on a builder's yard in Earls Colne near Braintree at about 5pm.
The local fire service says wooden pallets, drums of tar and roofing are all alight.
Fire five engines have been sent to the scene and eyewitnesses say the smoke can be seen from several miles away.