DRAMATIC images show the extent of the raging fire at an industrial unit in Thurrock this morning.

Essex Fire and Rescue crews are currently at the scene of an industrial unit fire in Motherwell Way.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4.51am this morning.


The incident has since been scaled down to two fire engines and an Aerial Ladder Platform.

Thurrock Gazette:

Crews are currently damping down the scene and monitoring hotspots.

The building and a number of vehicles inside were destroyed in the fire.

Thurrock Gazette:

Residents were warned to close their windows as plumes of smoke billowed from the fire.

An Essex fire spokesman said: "We'll be working with Extreme Rescue to dismantle the building to dampen any remaining hot spots and make the scene safe.

Thurrock Gazette:

"If you live or work in the area, please keep your windows and doors closed as there’s lots of smoke coming from the scene.

"On arrival, crews reported that an industrial unit - measuring 20 metres by 40 metres - was heavily smoke logged."

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