Fire crews tackle large blaze on industrial estate in Grays

Update 11:45pm – The scene is now completely cooled and the last firefighters have now left the scene.

Update 8pm – Four fire engines remain at the scene continuing to dampen down the last remaining hot spots.

The fire investigation has been carried out and it has been found that the fire started accidentally in a pile of scrap electrical items.

Update 1730hrs –

Shortly, the firefighters who have been at the incident tackling the fire this afternoon will be replaced by six new fire crews who will take over and continue to work to extinguish hot spots and will ensure the whole incident is cooled and safe.

Update 1630 hrs

Site staff are helping firefighters by using diggers to move items so they can be checked and cooled by the crews.

1615 hrs

Firefighters are continuing to tackle the fire using a number of hoses from a number of different locations around the unit.

Firefighters are also using an aerial ladder platform (ALP) to pour water on the fire from above,

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1450 hrs

Essex Fire Service

Firefighters have been called to a fire at an industrial estate at Rectory Road in Grays involving one unit and a HGV.

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This incident is ongoing.

More details will be added shortly.

In attendance: 1 x Grays, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Basildon, 2 x Brentwood, 1 x Billericay, 2 x Hertfordshire Fire Service

Film courtesy of Jamie Popplewell

1430 hrs

YT has recieved reports of a fire in Grays.

We understand it is in the vicinity of the Globe Works industrial estate near Little Thurrock.

More follows.

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