Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PHOTOS: Bin lorry fire

Clarence Road, Rayleigh
10/03/2021 @ 09:56
Incident Number: 140416
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Leigh

Firefighters were called to a bin lorry fire in Clarence Road, Rayleigh just before 10am this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that a bin lorry containing mixed recycling was heavily smoke logged and worked to remove the recycling to extinguish the fire by 10:30am.

Firefighters believe the fire was caused by discarded batteries.

Watch Manager Wayne Davey from Rayleigh Fire Station said ”Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire before it engulfed the appliance which would have caused a significant amount of costly damage both to the appliance and the road."

Incident Images

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