ESSEX Firefighters were called to a fire involving an industrial woodchipper at Plant Ford Road, Tilbury.
Fire crews reported that the woodchipper and surrounding piles of woodchips were alight.
Crews worked hard to extinguish the fire. A mechanical digger was used to move the unaffected woodchippings away from the fire to prevent further spread.
The fire was extinguished at 5:40am. The cause of the fire was found to be accidental.