Essex

Tilbury docks fire on grain conveyor at Allied Mills

Tilbury dock fire Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue
Image caption A spokesman for the fire service said the fire took hold in grain conveyor belt at height and was 'fanned by high winds'.

An investigation is under way to find the cause of a fire which broke out at Tilbury docks.

Thirteen fire crews from Essex were sent to Allied Mills at Tilbury docks in the early hours of Friday.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fire took hold in a grain conveyor belt and was "fanned by high winds".

The height of the fire meant a special system of hoses had to be set up to get water on the flames. The fire was brought under control by 02:40 GMT.

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