Blaze-hit business back on its feet

Thurrock Gazette: The blaze in November The blaze in November

A TIMBER business is slowly getting back to its feet after being ravaged by fire in November.

Grays Wood shop on Stanley Road was completely destroyed by a big fire that caused 40 people to be evacuated from nearby homes.

But owner Jamie Malster has said that the business is now offering many of the services it was before, but in the yard across the road.

He said: “The shop won’t be open for a while yet. But we’ve got some machinary now so we’re able to offer a service more like what we were offering in the shop before the fire.

“It’s about making the best of what we’ve got, which isn’t anything like what we had before, but while the shop is being rebuilt we’ll be able to offer our cutting service again.”

Grays Wood sell a range of timber and DIY products and offer a timber cutting and delivery service.

The shop caught alight at around 5.15pm on November 4 last year, with firefighters battling the inferno for much of the evening.

An investigation later found the cause of the fire to be accidental.

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