Havering firefighters called to Tilbury power station blaze

Firefighters from Wennington fire station in Rainham joined around 100 others to tackle the huge blaze at Tilbury Power Station today.

They were the only London Fire Brigade crew sent to help put out the blaze.

Two crews from Brentwod station also attended the fire, which started at 7.45am and is still being put out.

A wood pellet hopper containing 2,100 tonnes of machinery and a conveyance system caught fire for unknown reasons, at one stage 6,000 tonnes of biomass was on fire.

The power station has confirmed that all of its employees have been accounted for and have not sustained any injuries.

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Essex fire chiefs have said that it is likely to take them two more days to make the site completely safe.

Do you work at the station or in the area? Call the Recorder newsdesk on 020 8477 3796 or leave a comment below.

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