Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Vehicle fire

Harwich Road, Great Oakley
10/08/2022 @ 13:22
Incident Number: 175400
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Dovercourt, 1 x Clacton, 2 x Braintree, 1 x Halstead water bowser

Update 5:30pm

Crews are working with site staff to make the scene safe after a tanker caught fire.

The fire is out and there is no immediate hazard to the wider community. Road closures are now being lifted.

Group Manager Danny Partridge, Incident Commander said: “Thank you to residents for their patience and keeping windows and doors closed in this hot weather and to the site staff for their help during this incident.”

Crews expect to remain on scene for the next area working to make the site safe.

Crews were called to a vehicle fire fire in Harwich Road, Great Oakley at 1:22pm.

On arrival, crews reported that the brakes of a tanker were on fire.

Crews have extinguished the fire and are working to suppress the product that has leaked.

If you live nearby, please continue to keep your windows and doors shut and please avoid the area if you can.

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