Fire crews tackle large blaze at port of Tilbury

Update 10.30am: The fire is completely restricted to the building of origin and the level of smoke in the nearby area is minimal.

Firefighters are using thermal imaging cameras to locate hotspots and dampen down the surrounding areas to the pile of wood chippings.

Because the fire is so deeply positioned within the pile, firefighters are supporting the building’s personnel in using internal cranes to move the materials.

This is a gradual process and crews expect to remain at the scene for a number of days.

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FIRE Crews are currently dealing with a fire at Tilbury Docks.

At midnight firefighters reported that approxomately 350 tonnes of woodchip was alight and firefighters were attempting to bring the fire under control.

Update 6am: Crews report they are making good progress, but due to the nature of the fire, it is expected that it will take some time to fully extinguish.

This is an ongoing incident. More information will be posted when it is available.

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