Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire at scrap yard - PHOTOS

Dennises Lane, South Ockendon
05/07/2017 @ 18:18
Incident Number: 58157
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Basildon, 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Chelmsford (Water Bowser), 1 x Hornchurch (LFB)

Firefighters were called to a fire involving a stack of cars at a scrap yard in Dennises Lane, South Ockendon.

When firefighters arrived they reported that a number of cars were completely alight. The first fire crews at the scene requested extra fire engines to help with the incident as the water supply in the area was poor. In total, eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters were sent to the incident.

Update 8:45pm - Firefighters are continuing to tackle the fire which is now under control. The incident is located in a scrap yard in a farm which contains scrap cars, wood, tyres, rubbish and also some liverstock. A number of bulls are in a barn near to the fire. The animals are being kept safe by firefighters who are tackling the fire away from the barn.

Due to a lack of water at the address, firefighters have set up a water shuttle using a Water Bowser (large fire engine lorry which is full of water) to get enough water to the incident.

Update 9:30pm - The incident is now being scaled down. Four fire engines will continue to work at the scene of the fire. We are expected to be in attendance most of the night.

Update 11pm - Firefighters are still at the scene of the fire dampening down remaining hot spots.

Update 1am - The fire has been extinguished. The number of fire engines at the scene has been reduced to three. Firefighters are using a thermal imaging camera to check to make sure there are no hotspots left.

Update 7am - One fire engine remains at the scene checking for any remaining hotspots. The last fire crew are expected to leave the scene shortly.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Incident Images

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