Tuesday 28 February 2012

Tilbury: crews work through the night on blaze

Tilbury: crews work through the night on blaze

Crews from Essex Fire Service worked through the night to stay on top of the blaze at the Tilbury biomass power station. A fire broke out yesterday in a fuel storage area, but was under control by the afternoon.

Firefighters began to remove pellets from fuel hoppers while maintaining a foam blanket on the affected hoppers to prevent the fuel from re-igniting.

At the height of the blaze more than 120 firefighters were on site and six crews are currently still there. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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