Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fuel tanker road traffic collision

Delvin End, Sible Hedingham
12/01/2016 @ 14:21
Incident Number: 543
In attendance: 1 x Wethersfield 1 x Halstead 2 x Maldon 1 x Colchester

Firefighters have been called to a road traffic collision involving a fuel tanker.

The fuel tanker, which was the only vehicle involved, was carrying 5,000 litres of kerosene. It had tipped on its side and is blocking the road.

Crews discovered that 500 litres had entered the watercourse.

Highways officers, the Environment Agency and Essex Police are currently at the incident scene.

Update 15:38hrs - The leak was contained and the driver is in the care of the Ambulance Service.

Update: 21:31hrs - Firefighters have left the incident scene after making the road safe.


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  • RTC 1
  • RTC 2
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