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Industrial woodchipper alight

Plant Fort Road, Tilbury
11/09/2020 @ 02:23
Incident Number: 130672
In attendance: 1 x Orsett, 2 x Grays, 1 x Corringham


Firefighters were called to a fire involving an industrial woodchipper.

Fire crews reported that the woodchipper and surrounding piles of woodchips were alight.

Crews worked hard to extinguish the fire. A mechanical digger was used to move the unaffected woodchippings away from the fire to prevent further spread.

The fire was extinguished at 5:40am. The cause of the fire was found to be accidental.

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