Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PICTURES: Crews extinguish dockside crane fire

Freeport, Tilbury
05/06/2021 @ 15:55
Incident Number: 145597
In attendance: 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Grays

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving a crane at Tilbury docks on Saturday afternoon.

On arrival, crews confirmed that a dockside crane was completely alight.

To prevent fuel reaching the open water, a sandbank was created using an on-site mechanical digger.

The fire was extinguished completely by 5.30pm. We believe the fire was caused accidentally by an electrical fault.

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