Pictures have been released showing the damaged caused by a huge fire at a yard with units storing fireworks.

The teams rushed to the fire in Romford Road, Aveley on Tuesday night at 9.36pm. Six fire engines and a number of specialist fire engines, including a water bowser, hose layer and high volume pump, were called to assist at the scene of the fire.

Basildon Standard:

Firefighters reported that the yard had around 40 containers, at least 10 were involved in the fire and a number of them contained fireworks. Two crews were at the scene turning over the debris and damping down hot spots at 5pm yesterday.

Basildon Standard:

Station Manager Tim Rickard said: “This has been a long and difficult incident, but we have had brilliant support from a number of other emergency services and agencies.” The initial findings show the cause is unknown.