Firefighters called after three lorries catch fire at scrap yard in East Tilbury

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FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in the early hours of the morning after three lorries caught fire at a scrap yard.

Crews from Grays, Orsett and Basildon were called to the Readmans Industrial Estate, in Station Road, East Tilbury, just after 1am on Monday, August 27, following a number of calls to the fire service, including reports of "minor explosions".

The blaze involved three lorries - one articulated lorry trailer unit, one 7.5 tonne lorry and a flat bed lorry - along with a quantity of scrap.


An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the electricity board was also called to isolate the power supply to the site as it was "hampering firefighting operations".

It was initially thought gas cylinders may have been involved in the incident, but this has not been confirmed.


A joint police and fire service investigation will be launched to establish the cause of the blaze, which was put out at about 2.40am.

Firefighters left the scene by 4am and another visit was planned at 8.30am to check the area was safe.

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9:12am Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

wot no free speech? is it any wonder there's so much resentment over the immigration issues when we can't even comment on them. what's next - the immigration news stories not getting published at all
wot no free speech? is it any wonder there's so much resentment over the immigration issues when we can't even comment on them. what's next - the immigration news stories not getting published at all beyond the valley of the asbos
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10:27am Mon 27 Aug 12

Francis Grubb says...

beyond the valley of the asbos wrote:
wot no free speech? is it any wonder there's so much resentment over the immigration issues when we can't even comment on them. what's next - the immigration news stories not getting published at all
I think the issue is there are too many idiots on here who see an article about immigrants, foreigners, people with foreign names, non-white folk etc and start immediately spouting racist nonsense. That's probably why the editor closes off certain articles for comments.

Debating immigration is a perfectly reasonable thing to do given the size of our islands. Problem is the fools whose only limited form of debate on the subject amounts to "Send'em all 'ome!".

Frank
[quote][p][bold]beyond the valley of the asbos[/bold] wrote: wot no free speech? is it any wonder there's so much resentment over the immigration issues when we can't even comment on them. what's next - the immigration news stories not getting published at all[/p][/quote]I think the issue is there are too many idiots on here who see an article about immigrants, foreigners, people with foreign names, non-white folk etc and start immediately spouting racist nonsense. That's probably why the editor closes off certain articles for comments. Debating immigration is a perfectly reasonable thing to do given the size of our islands. Problem is the fools whose only limited form of debate on the subject amounts to "Send'em all 'ome!". Frank Francis Grubb
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11:35am Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

on that note why can't we debate the labour councillor gbh case either? are we just to assume the worst?
on that note why can't we debate the labour councillor gbh case either? are we just to assume the worst? beyond the valley of the asbos
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11:36am Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

on that note why can't we debate the labour councillor gbh case either? are we just to assume the worst?
on that note why can't we debate the labour councillor gbh case either? are we just to assume the worst? beyond the valley of the asbos
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2:20pm Mon 27 Aug 12

Francis Grubb says...

They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank Francis Grubb
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3:24pm Mon 27 Aug 12

Audioman says...

Who was frying the BACON then
Who was frying the BACON then Audioman
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3:53pm Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Francis Grubb wrote:
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
frank, i'm holding my breath for the conviction. then's school's out!
[quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank[/p][/quote]frank, i'm holding my breath for the conviction. then's school's out! beyond the valley of the asbos
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4:05pm Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Francis Grubb wrote:
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment
[quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank[/p][/quote]a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment beyond the valley of the asbos
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4:08pm Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Francis Grubb wrote:
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment
[quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank[/p][/quote]a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment beyond the valley of the asbos
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5:13pm Mon 27 Aug 12

Francis Grubb says...

beyond the valley of the asbos wrote:
Francis Grubb wrote:
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment
Just seen the Spink story; that seems like hypocrisy of the highest order to me. A real shame no comments allowed on that one!

Frank
[quote][p][bold]beyond the valley of the asbos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank[/p][/quote]a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment[/p][/quote]Just seen the Spink story; that seems like hypocrisy of the highest order to me. A real shame no comments allowed on that one! Frank Francis Grubb
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5:29pm Mon 27 Aug 12

beyond the valley of the asbos says...

Francis Grubb wrote:
beyond the valley of the asbos wrote:
Francis Grubb wrote:
They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff.

Frank
a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment
Just seen the Spink story; that seems like hypocrisy of the highest order to me. A real shame no comments allowed on that one!

Frank
frank, we could do tag team putting the boot in out that story
[quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beyond the valley of the asbos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Francis Grubb[/bold] wrote: They'll also close off articles to prevent libel, avoid prejudicing trials or investigations and other legal stuff. Frank[/p][/quote]a nice hatchet job on bob spink and it's zip lock mouths on that one too. seems like the echo grinch is stealing our bank holiday entertainment[/p][/quote]Just seen the Spink story; that seems like hypocrisy of the highest order to me. A real shame no comments allowed on that one! Frank[/p][/quote]frank, we could do tag team putting the boot in out that story beyond the valley of the asbos
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