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Fire in diesel pump

Askews Farm Road, Grays
21/01/2021 @ 08:20
Incident Number: 138007
In attendance: 1 x Grays, 1 x Brentwood, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham,


Firefighters were called to a fire at a bulk liquid storage business in Grays this morning (Thursday 21 January).

When fire crews arrived at the incident they reported an external diesel pump was involved in the fire.

Firefighters used foam to pour over the fire to smother it. Crews also worked with with on-site staff to isolate the diesel pump and remove as much excess diesel from the tank as possible.

The fire was found to have started accidentally.

The fire was extingished by 9am, and crews made the scene safe before leaving it in the care of the on-site staff at 10:30am.

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