Three tipper trucks and a mechanical digger damaged by fire in Upminster

Firefighers from four fire stations tackled the blaze in Plaistow on Saturday night

Firefighers from four fire stations tackled the blaze in Plaistow on Saturday night - Credit: Archant

Three tipper trucks and a 13 tonne mechanical digger were damaged by a fire yesterday at an open yard in Dennis Lane, Upminster.

Six fire engines were called to the scene at 7.17pm, including a vehicle from Hornchurch, to tackle the fire using a hose reel, two jets, breathing equipment and a thermal imaging camera.

A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade said: “ Three tipper trucks and a mechanical digger were 100 per cent damaged by fire and a tipper lorry was 5 per cent damaged by fire.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”


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