Fire at Tilbury power station in Essex
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Tilbury power station blazes as wood pellets catch fire

A huge fire which broke out at a power station in Essex is now under control.

The severe blaze at Tilbury Power Station in the Thames estuary began just before 08:00 GMT and quickly engulfed the building in smoke.

Chief fire officer David Johnson told BBC news it was extremely hot and dirty work for firefighters inside.

  • 27 Feb 2012