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Grain on fire in trailer at dock

24 December 09 13:15 GMT

Fire crews have put out a fire involving about 20 tonnes of grain at an Essex dock.

Emergency services were called to Tilbury Dock earlier.

Seven engines from Orsett, Grays, Rayleigh Weir and Basildon emptied the trailer and hopper and used hoses to put the grain fire out.

The fire took about two hours to extinguish and a thermal imaging camera was used. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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