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Large pile of tyres alight

Blackshots Lane, Grays
07/05/2018 @ 17:41
Incident Number: 76920
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett


Firefighters were called to a fire involving a large pile of tyres this evening.

On arrival, crews reported that two stacks were alight, amounting to up to 100 tyres. Smoke from the fire could be seen from a considerable distance away.

Crews worked hard to extinguish the fire efficiently despite difficulties establishing a water supply and were able to do so by 6.36pm.

Firefighters then remained at the scene for around 30 minutes to dampen down the area and ensure there was no risk of reignition.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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