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Fire at recycling centre

Courtauld Road, Basildon
04/03/2016 @ 13:23
Incident Number: 3172
In attendance: 2 x Basildon


Firefighters wearing working at heights gear extinguished a fire in an industrial hopper at a recycling centre in Burnt Mills.

The fire was caused by a gas cyclinder exploding in a rubbish bag as it went through a sorting hopper.

One main line jet was used to extinguish the fire by 13:23hrs. A thermal image camera was used to check for hot spots.

 

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