Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Crane alight at Felixstowe Port

Crews from Felixstowe, Felixstowe Dock, Woodbridge & Essex County Fire and Rescue Service working together at a small fire on a crane.




Firefighters tackled a blaze in a crane at the Port of Felixstowe this morning, ensuring dock workers were moved to safety and securing the area.


The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at 9:48am today, June 18, to the scene of a crane fire at the port.
Three fire crews from Woodbridge and Felixstowe attended the fire, along with two units from Colchester carrying specialist aerial equipment.
A spokesman for the fire service said at the time of the blaze: "The crews are fighting a small fire in one ship-to-shore crane.
"Although it is only a small fire they have to make sure the area and the crane are safe."
Firefighters left the Port of Felixstowe 12.13pm.
There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the fire.
A spokesman for the Port of Felixstowe said the fire was on a contractors site at the port.
The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is not known at this stage.

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