Building on fire in Aviation Way, near Southend airport (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)

Fire services have been called to a huge blaze in one of the Hangars at Southend Airport.

It’s not yet known what caused the fire at a building on Aviation Way, Southend.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters have been called to an incident this morning involving an aircraft hangar.”

A spokesman for Southend Airport said: “Essex Fire and Rescue is currently dealing with an incident at the Air Livery hanger on the north side of the airfield. London Southend Airport is still open and operating as normal”

The fire has now been put out.

There were no aircraft within the hanger at the time.

Aaron Chesham, who witnessed the fire, said: “I would like to say well done to the airport fire service and Essex fire service for attending so quickly.”

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