Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Fire at Tilbury leisure centre

Firefighters were called to the old leisure centre at Calcutta Road, Tilbury on Thursday night after it was set alight.

On arrival at the scene, crews reported that 20 per cent of the rear of the property was well alight but that the whole of the building was heavily smoke logged.

Firefighting operations were hindered by difficult access and a lack of water.

At 23:53 hrs, the officer in charge reported steady progress and by 00:18 hrs, the fire was out. Crews then used a high pressure fan to clear smoke from the building.

Police were called to supervise securing of the property.

A joint Police and Fire Service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.

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