• June 20, 2021

Exclusive: Firefighters tackling blaze next to Southend United’s Roots Hall ground with ‘large quantity’ of artificial turf alight

 Exclusive: Firefighters tackling blaze next to Southend United’s Roots Hall ground with ‘large quantity’ of artificial turf alight


Fire fighters are tackling a blaze near to Southend United’s Roots Hall stadium.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service has four crews attending the scene, having been called to the vicinity at 17:45 BST.

A blaze has broken out near the vicinity of Southend United’s stadium

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A blaze has broken out near the vicinity of Southend United’s stadium

It said fire was ‘creating a significant amount of smoke’ with the crews in attendance battling to prevent its spread.

Pictures on social media showed a huge cloud of black smoke coming from a building on Roots Hall Avenue.

They have advised all residents living nearby to keep windows and doors closed while they deal with the issue.


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