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Wood chippings alight on conveyor belt

Port of Tilbury
09/04/2019 @ 22:49
Incident Number: 98265
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett


Firefighters were called to a commerical warehouse in Tilbury to reports of wood chippings alight inside an enclosed conveyor belt machine.

Fire crews worked with the onsite engineers to clear the conveyor belt of the wood chippings while using water to extinguish the chippings which were alight.

Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire by 1am. The cause of the fire was reocorded as accidental.

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