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 […]

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By Tom Gibson

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.