Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fire crews battle blaze at Little Thurrock industrial estate

Update 4pm

Firefighters have almost extinguished the fire and will now work towards taking the building apart to make it safe. 

Update 3pm

Crews are making steady progress to extinguish the fire in sections. 

FIRE Crews are currently at the scene of an industrial unit fire in Towers Road, Grays.

If you live or work in the area, please keep your windows and doors shut as lots of smoke is coming from the scene.

Firefighters are currently working to extinguish a fire in an industrial unit measuring approximately 35 metres by 35 metres. 

Crews are working to extinguish the fire in sections from the ground and from above using an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP). A second ALP has been requested and is coming from Chelmsford Fire Station.

This is an on-going incident and we’ll provide updates as soon as we can.

Statement from Essex Police: We are currently on scene of a fire at an industrial estate in #Grays alongside other emergency services.

There are road closures in place, so please avoid the Towers Road area and if you can, use an alternative route.

We will update when we can, thank you.

SIX teams of firefighters are currently battling a blaze at a building on the Globe Industrial Estate in Little Thurrock, Grays.

The alarm was raised around 12.30pm.

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