Launders Lane has reopened after firefighters get blaze at derelict landfill site under control

Rainham Lane is closed to traffic as firefighters remain on the scene at a blaze which broke out thi

Rainham Lane is closed to traffic as firefighters remain on the scene at a blaze which broke out this morning on Launders Lane. Picture: LFB - Credit: Archant

Launders Lane has reopened after firefighters successfully tackled a blaze which broke out this morning at a derelict landfill site.

The brigade was called at 7.17am, with six fire engines and around 40 firefighters leaving to attend the fire, which was under control by 11.23am.

Around twenty hectares of rubbish, grass and shrubland is alight with crews tackling multiple seats of fire.

Station Commander Gary Brown said: “Firefighters worked hard to bring the fire under control. There were deep seated pockets of fire in the undergrowth. Launders Lane was closed to traffic and motorists were advised to avoid the area.”

Fire crews from Wennington, Dagenham and Barking fire stations are at the scene, along with colleagues from Essex Fire and Rescue service.


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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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