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.

By 03:08 hrs, firefighters reported that the fire had been extinguished and that crews were going inside the carrier to check for hotspots.

The incident was dealt with by 03:27 hrs.

A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

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