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Car fire in multistory car park

West Thurrock Way, Grays
13/09/2019 @ 12:53
Incident Number: 108890
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett


Crews were called to a car fire on the ground floor of a multi-storey car park in Lakeside Shopping Centre, Grays. 

At 1.40pm firefighters confirmed that nine cars had been affected and the fire had been extinguished.

Watch Manager Mark Hampton said:

"The fire started when a moving car began producing smoke and caught alight. 

"Thankfully the driver and his family evacuated the area quickly as the fire began to spread to nearby cars.

"When our crews arrived there were about nine cars affected by the fire and our firefighters did a great job of stopping the fire spreading any further."

One man at the scene suffered from smoke inhalation.

The car park has suffered smoke and fire damage and seven cars have been destroyed. 

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