Firefighters battle rubbish fire in Aveley

Firefighters battle rubbish fire in Aveley

Firefighters battle rubbish fire in Aveley

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

FIRE crews spent more than an hour battling a blaze in Avely field that they suspect was started on purpose.

After establishing whether the fire was in Essex territory or London ground - confused by the caller thinking the fire was in Rainham - one crew from Grays and three from the London Fire Bridage attended the blaze in Ship Lane at around 1.15pm.

Firefighters used two jets to tackle a stack of mixed rubbish - around 60m by 20m and one metre high - which was completely alight.

The incident was under control by 2.20pm, but crews remained at the scene, turning over and damping down.

The cause is thought to be deliberate.

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11:02pm Tue 8 Jul 14

clou81 says...

Oh ffs.....I was walking down ship lane and had to tell a fire-fighter, who had managed to make his way up the bank of the motorway and onto ship lane, what the road was called! Someone needs to tell the fire brigade that yes it was started deliberately, by the travellers who rent the field, burning the rubbish from their various businesses......what a joke!!!!
Oh ffs.....I was walking down ship lane and had to tell a fire-fighter, who had managed to make his way up the bank of the motorway and onto ship lane, what the road was called! Someone needs to tell the fire brigade that yes it was started deliberately, by the travellers who rent the field, burning the rubbish from their various businesses......what a joke!!!! clou81
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