Scrap yard fire Northwick Road
Taken from the Essex Fire and Rescue Service incident report:
Firefighters were called to an incident at a scrap yard near Northwick Road in Canvey Island this afternoon.
Crews from Canvey, Basildon (two) and Rayleigh Weir were sent to the incident. On arrival, crews confirmed that there was a large amount of scrap vehicles and containers alight at the yard.
Incident Commander Russ Freeman said: “Firefighters have done a great job this afternoon to extinguish the fire and stop if from spreading further.
“Scrap yard fires are difficult to put out as there are lots of different oils and flammable materials involved.
“The occupier was cutting scrap close to some flammable materials which ignited. This then spread to the rest of the scrap yard, as well as another yard and a static caravan.”
- The fire was extinguished by 2.39pm. A fire investigation was carried out and the cause was deemed to be accidental.