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Arson attack in West Tilbury causes closure of railway line

>b>Update 2100hrs

Crews are currently tackling a fire at a derelict cottage in West Tilbury.

The cottage, which is in a row of three terraced properties, is 100% alight.

Both appliances from Orsett were first at the scene and firefighters requested the assistance of two further appliances from Grays, Basildon’s water tender and Basildon’s control unit.

A railways officer has been requested because the fire is in close proximity to the railway line and a structural engineer is assisting crews because there are concerns that the building could collapse.

Update 19:04hrs: Firefighters have used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hot spots. The fire was started deliberately.

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1900 hrs

Building fire on Station Road in West Tilbury around the Church Road junction.

Crews are currently tackling a fire at a derelict cottage in West Tilbury.

The cottage, which is in a row of three terraced properties, is 100% alight.

Both appliances from Orsett were first at the scene and firefighters requested the assistance of two further appliances from Grays, Basildon’s water tender and Basildon’s control unit.

A railways officer has been requested because the fire is in close proximity to the railway line. Two hose reel jets are currently in use.

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