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Boat fire

Ferry Road, Benfleet
19/02/2018 @ 08:03
Incident Number: 72301
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Canvey Island, 1 x Basildon, 1x Leigh


Firefighters were called to reports of a boat fire this morning.

On arrival crews reported that the boat, which was grounded while the tide was out and is around 30 feet long, was completely alight.

Due to the large amount of smoke being created by the fire, firefighters liaised with the operators of a nearby railway line to ensure there was no further safety risk, as well as the Environment Agency due to a nearby nature reserve.

The fire was extinguished completely by 9.36am.

One man has been left in the care of the Ambulance Service after suffering burns.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now taking place.

 

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