Firefighters from Southend and Rayleigh Weir assist Tilbury Docks blaze

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Tilbury Docks in the early hours of the morning when a electric crane box set alight.

Crews from Southend and Rayleigh Weir attended the scene to assist firefighters from Grays and Orsett.

A specialist electrician was also needed to isolate the electrical supply from the sub station.

The incident happened just after 1.30am and the crews spent two hours tackling the flames using dry powder.

A thermal image camera was used to check for any remaining hotspots before they left the scene.

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9:28pm Sat 3 Mar 12

Sarfchurch67 says...

What's a hotspot not?
What's a hotspot not? Sarfchurch67

12:31pm Mon 5 Mar 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

when a electric crane box set alight


'an electric crane'


do they mean it 'was set alight' or that it 'caught alight' ?

set alight infers someone deliberately burned it. Was this an arson attack or did the crane box suffer a short circuit, for example, causing it to catch alight?

Sloppy work Echo!
[quote]when a electric crane box set alight[/quote] 'an electric crane' do they mean it 'was set alight' or that it 'caught alight' ? set alight infers someone deliberately burned it. Was this an arson attack or did the crane box suffer a short circuit, for example, causing it to catch alight? Sloppy work Echo! The Cater Wood Creeper

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