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Huge wildfire in Chelmsford sees people EVACUATED from homes as black smoke rises

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The fire is in the Hollow Lane and Woodhall Hill area of Broomfield in Chelmsford, very close to a number of houses. People living close to the fire are being evacuated by Essex Police officers.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service issued a brief and said: “We’re currently at the scene of a large field fire near Hollow Lane in Broomfield with 14 crews at the scene. 

“If you live nearby, please keep your windows and doors shut. 

“Please avoid the area while we deal with this incident. We’ll share updates when we can.”

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