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Saffron Walden industrial estate fire started 'accidentally'

A huge blaze at an industrial estate in Essex was started accidentally, firefighters have said.

Crews were called to Shire Hill, in Saffron Walden, at 14:38 GMT on Tuesday, and were still extinguishing hotspots the following morning.

Pictures and video showed plumes of black smoke billowing from at least two business units.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service announced on Wednesday that the cause of the fire was "accidental".

There were no reports of any injuries.


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