A NEW fire broke out last night in Orsett at the site which has been the source of a fire for over a month.
Essex Fire Brigade reported that a fire was out of control at 1am at the Rio Recycling, Stanford Road in Orsett
The officer in charge reported that the fire was a bonfire well alight spread over around one acre of the site and getting close to mechanical equipment.
Firefighters surrounded the fire and were able to move the machinery away to safety and the fire has been left in the care of the owner to burn in a controlled way over night.
Crews left the scene at 03:30hrs and will revisit at 09:30hrs.