Fields of fire in Tilbury

FIRE CREWS tackled a field fire involving driftwood and an area of grass covering 200 metres by 10 metres near Tilbury Power Station.

Crews used beaters and water back-packs to tackle the fire.

Update: Crews report at 13:41hrs that they have the fire surrounded and have prevented further spread. Crews are using hose reel jets and water backpacks to tackle the fire. They will remain at the scene for another hour turning over and damping down.

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