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Family escape house fire in Corringham

FIRE CREWS wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to tackle a fire in a conservatory. Crews were originally called to a fire in a garden in Fobbing Road, Corringham at 3am but on arrival at the scene reported that the rear of the conservatory was 100 per cent alight.

Arson attack on cars in Little Thurrock

AN ARSON investigation has been launched after cars were set alight in an underground car park in Little Thurrock. The attack occurred at 1 am on Friday morning in Martello Close, Grays.

Fire in chimney in South Ockendon

FIRE CREWS were called to a chimney on fire in Cherwell Grove, South Ockendon, crews used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire by 20:52hrs last night (Wednesday).

Fire in house in Church Road, Tilbury

FIRE CREWS were called to a fire in a house in Church Road, Tilbury on Saturday morning (Feb 1st). The crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to tackle the blaze in a cupboard on the ground floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 09:47hrs.

Fire crews slam Stanford residents for “Ignoring” the Silent Killer

FIRE CREWS were called to a fire which started in the blocked flue of a gas boiler in St Margarets Avenue, Stanford-le-Hope. Using one hose reel jet crews had extinguished the fire by 09:42hrs this morning (Monday January 27th).The occupants had been alerted to a problem in their boiler by a carbon monoxide detector sounding at the weekend, but had chosen to ignore the alarm.

Man rescued from roof in Grays

FIRE CREWS rescued a man from a roof in Grays. They were called to Oak Road, Grays at just before 11am on Saturday morning.

Women hurt after accidental fire in Orsett

A WOMAN suffered the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a house in Grosvenor Road, Orsett. The incident commander reported that the semi-detached house was 5% alight and completely smoke logged.

Trailer blazed in Melba Gardens, Tilbury

THERE are reports of a large fire in Tilbury. YT understands that it is in the Melba Gardens area of Tilbury.

House fire in Chafford Hundred

FIRE CREWS were called to Chafford Hundred to deal with a fire in a bedroom. Crews were called to Gilbert Road at 1pm on Saturday afternoon (Nov 16th). Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to tackle the fire in the bedroom of a detached property.

Fire brigade strike

PEOPLE across Thurrock are being urged to be more cautious ahead of strike action by fire services tonight. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will strike today between 6.30pm and 11pm over pay, retirement and working conditions. A second strike is planned to take place on Monday, November 4 between 6am and 8am.

Cars and transporter on fire in Little Thurrock

FIRE CREWS were called to the Globe estate on Tuesday night after reports of a large fire. On attendance, fire crews found a car transporter and five other vehicles on fire. Crews used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire by 23:38hrs.

Blaze at port of Tilbury after straddle carrier caught fire

CREWS were called to Berth 39 to tackle a blaze in a straddle carrier. Firefighters arriving at the scene reported that the engine compartment was well alight. They immediately set up the aerial ladder platform and set to work using one jet and an aerial ladder platform monitor to ensure the blaze did not spread to nearby containers.

Two women trapped in collision in Victoria Road, Stanford

FIRE CREWS using specialist cutting equipment freed two female casualties trapped following a road traffic collision.The incident involved two vehicles and happened at the junction of Victoria Road and London Road. The casualties were freed by 18:40 hrs and left in the care of the ambulance service.

Chemical incident in Dartford Tunnel

FIRE Crews were called to assist colleagues in Kent with a chemical spillage which has closed lanes 15-17 at the Dartord tolls, Kent side. The incident happened at just after 8am this morning (Monday).

Another fire at derelict school site in Tilbury

FIRE CREWS were called to a disused school site in Leicester Road, Tilbury. Crews used one hose reel to tackle a fire at the derelict Jack Lobley school where one of the classrooms was reported to be well alight.

Combine harvester badly damaged due to fire in fields near East Tilbury

FIRE crews were called to a combine harvester and field on fire. On arrival, the combine harvester was 50 percent alight and 150 x 50 metres of the stubble field was also on fire Fire crews tackled the blaze wearing breathing apparatus and used four hose reels and beaters to tackle the fire.

Second scrubland fire in two days

FIRE CREWS tackled a fire in four acres of scrubland alongside the A13 near Orsett. Crews used a hose reel jet, beaters and water backpacks to tackle the fire. Update: The fire was extinguished by 14:52hrs. Crews remained on scene at the junction of the A13 and the A1089 for a further 60 minutes turning over and damping down.

Fire once again engulfs Rio recycling site on Stanford Road, Orsett

FIRE CREWS are tackling a deep seated fire involving 100 tonnes of recycling material. The location is the Rio Recycling quarry on Stanford Road, Grays.The incident commander reports that 20% of the material is well alight.

HGV on fire in Grays

FIRE CREWS have been called to a HGV on fire. The location is Fielding Transport, Magnet Road, Grays. Crews are wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel, one main jet and foam to tackle the fire.

Women trapped in car near Arena Essex

FIRE crews were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision near Arena Essex Raceway, Arterial Road, Purfleet. Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to free a female casualty, working alongside Ambulance Service paramedics.

Man trapped after accident near Tilbury

FIREFIGHTERS released a man trapped following a one vehicle RTC. The incident happened at noon on Wednesday afternoon on Thurrock Parkway near to Tilbury.

Police probe after fire at petrol station in Purfleet

FIRE Crews were called to a petrol station after fire broke out in an electrical cupboard at the Esso Service Station in Purfleet. The incident occurred at 23.30 hrs on Monday evening (July 15th).

Man in hospital after explosion in chemical factory in West Thurrock

A MAN WAS admitted to hospital after an explosion in a chemical factory in West Thurrock. The incident occurred at just after 9.30 am on Sunday July 7th in a factory in Stoneness Road.

Fire in disused building in The Sorrells

FIRE CREWS were called to a fire in a disused building in The Sorrells, Stanford-le-Hope. The fire occurred near to 5pm on Monday afternoon.The incident commander had reported that the building was a single storey, measuring 10 by 10 metres and is 25% alight.

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