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Lorry fire

Tilbury Freeport, Tilbury
05/07/2017 @ 16:17
Incident Number: 58144
In attendance: 1 x Grays, 1 x Orsett


Firefighters responded to reports of a lorry fire at Tilbury docks this afternoon (Wednesday 5 July).


On arrival, fire crews reported that the cab of a lorry was well alight.


Firefighters worked hard to prevent the fire spreading to the lorry’s cargo, which included used car parts, and managed to extinguish the fire by 4.45pm.


The fire was started accidentally by hydraulic fluid within the lorry which had become flammable.

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