PHOTOS: Lorry fire on the A13
A13 Northbound, Aveley
22/09/2022 @ 12:00
Incident Number: 179086
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 2 x Brentwood, 1 x Orsett, 2 x Hawkwell (Including Incident Command Unit)
Crews have now left the scene.
Firefighters have been working with the lorry owners to extinguish the product within the container.
After using the lorry to tip the product from the container, the owners have been using a grab lorry to spread the product so firefighters can extinguish the fire.
The incident has been scaled down to two crews who will remain on scene monitoring hotspots while the lorry owners reload the lorry.
Station Manager Dave Bond, Incident Commander said: “Thank you to everyone for their patience while we deal with this incident. Crews have worked as quickly as they can to extinguish this fire and we hope to have the scene cleared within the next hour.
“Thank you to the lorry’s owners and our colleagues in Extreme Rescue for helping us at the scene.”
Firefighters are currently at the scene of a lorry fire on the A13 at Aveley.
Please avoid the area if you can and if you are driving nearby, please keep your windows shut as there is a lot of smoke coming from the scene.
Six crews are working to extinguish a fire within a 40ft container and expect to remain on scene for several hours.
One lane of the A13 Northbound is closed while we deal with this incident.