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Fire in an industrial unit

Motherwell Way, Thurrock
03/08/2022 @ 04:51
Incident Number: 174560
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Wennington (London Fire Brigade), 2 x Basildon, 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Chelmsford Aerial Ladder Platform, 1 x Witham Incident Command Unit


Update 7:30pm

Crews have now left the scene after monitoring hotspots and dampening down the scene throughout the day.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was carried out and found it was caused accidentally.

Update 9am

The incident has been scaled down to two fire engines and an Aerial Ladder Platform.

Crews are currently damping down the scene and monitoring hotspots.

The building and a number of vehicles inside were destroyed in the fire.

We'll be working with Extreme Rescue to dismantle the building to dampen any remaining hot spots and make the scene safe.


Firefighters are currently at the scene of an industrial unit fire in Motherwell Way, Thurrock.

If you live or work in the area, please keep your windows and doors closed as there’s lots of smoke coming from the scene.

On arrival, crews reported that an industrial unit - measuring 20 metres by 40 metres - was heavily smoke logged with cylinders inside the unit.

Crews are making steady progress to extinguish the fire in sections.

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