Two horses have sadly died this morning following a fire at a stable in Hall Lane, Upminster. The fire started just before five his morning at Strawberry Farm stables.
Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the Upminster fire. A single storey stable block was destroyed by the blaze. One horse was led to safety by a member of staff before the arrival of the Brigade. Two horses sadly died at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 04:39 and the fire was under control by 05:46. Fire crews from Harold Hill, Hornchurch, Romford and Dagenham fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.