Thursday, December 8, 2022

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

FIRE CREWS spent hours tackling a deep seated fire involving 100 tonnes of recycling material.

The location was the Rio Recycling quarry on Stanford Road, Grays.

The incident commander reported that 20% of the material was well alight.

Crews used two hose reel jets and a monitor to tackle the fire.

Heavy plant machinery was also used in helping firefighters in their effort to find the seat of the fire.

Update: Firefighters had extinguished the fire by 23:56hrs using two monitors, three main jets and two hose reel jets.

They remained on site fir a further 45 minutes turning over and damping down.

A revisit is set to take place at 08:00hrs Saturday.

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