FIVE fire crews were called to a blaze that destroyed a workshop in Clacton.

Firefighters from Clacton, Frinton, Weeley and Wivenhoe were called to Knox Road at about 12.15pm on Thursday.

On arrival they found the workshop was completely alight and contained propane cylinders.

Station manager Scott Meekings said the crews extinguished the fire just before 2pm.

“Crews worked extremely hard to extinguish the fire," he said.

"They have removed the cylinders and these no longer pose a hazard to the incident.

"Crews remained on the scene to monitor hotspots.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for people in Clacton to consider becoming an on-call firefighter.

A spokesman added: "Some of the firefighters at this incident are on-call firefighters who all live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community.

"If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter."

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