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EIR 1669 / December 2023 / Historic Data

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

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Question 1 - I am writing regarding information about a historic fire which occurred within the north of Southend, adjacent north of the A127.

We have been informed there may have been a historic (possibly toy) factory fire in the location of what is now Mercedes-Benz of Southend or proximity of: The information we have obtained gave mentioned to a fire at this location within the 1990s or early 2000s, with the historic building being totally destroyed.Full current street address:15 Stephenson Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 5LY.If you have any information regarding this, we would greatly appreciate this.

The records for incidents that have been attended by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service relate to incidents from 2009 to date. We have checked our system and are unable to provide any information on the incident that you are requesting information for.

You may be able to retrieve the information by contacting the following: Essex Records Office in Chelmsford:

Additionally, Southend Borough Council may have some information in their archives.

We hope this information is useful to you

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Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website

All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.


Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications