The eastern regional secretary for the Fire Brigade Union said crews are struggling with the recent “spike” in activity during the hot weather and added that cuts to the service meant firefighters are taking longer to reach incidents.
The M11 northbound between junction 8 and junction 10 has re-opened after a ‘severe’ lorry fire.
A lorry fire on the northbound M11 has shut the motorway between junction 8 and junction 10.
The number of unauthorised encampments in Uttlesford increased sharply last year, with campaigners saying the issue will worsen because of a ‘chronic national shortage of sites’.
Essex Fire said a resident from Hall Close in Henham had a lucky escape this morning after a fire went undetected in his house until he went upstairs to bed and found the room full of smoke.
Part of the M11 was closed yesterday as a result of a car fire on the northbound carriageway.
Firefighters in Essex sustained the highest number of injuries while on duty last year among all fire and rescue authorities outside big cities, according to the latest Home Office statistics.
Essex Police believe a vehicle fire in Cow Lane, Great Chesterford was started deliberately.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is inviting people to become full-time firefighters – the first chance to do so in almost nine years.
Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Monday, December 4, to follow up on his event in the town in February.
Fire crews from Stansted, Newport and Great Dunmow were among those called to tackle a lorry blaze on the M11.