Wennington, Romford and Hornchurch fire crews tackling propane cylinder lorry blaze near Cranham
PUBLISHED: 15:41 14 June 2012 | UPDATED: 18:26 14 June 2012
Fire crews from Wennington, Romford and Hornchurch tackled a blaze on a lorry with propane cylinders alight today.
The fire was on St Mary’s Lane, just outside Cranham, near Puddledock Farm and the junction with Clay Tye Road.
Around 20 fire-fighters were needed currently at the scene, and where the vehicle – believed to be the kind used for painting road markings - was 50 per cent alight.
The emergency services were called at 2.50pm, and the fire was out by 4.10pm.
A 25-metre hazard zone was put in place at the scene, and the M25 remained unaffected.
A spokesman for the fire service said: “Problems presented to us were that a number of gas cylinders were present.
“It was quite a dangerous and difficult fire to deal with.
“Crews showed very good professionalism in extinguishing the fire which took quite a lot of water to do and involved closing the road.”
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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