Tyre fire - fourth in three days
Firefighters were called to a tyre fire incident last night -
the fourth of its kind in three days.
Thames-side fire and rescue went to Dering Way on the Dickens
estate in Gravesend at 9.30pm after being called to a similar
incident in the area earlier that day.
There has been at least one tyre fire every day at the estate
over the last three days.
One of the firemen said: “People are burning the tyres to get
the metal inside the wheel and sell it for scrap.
“It’s an ongoing problem and we seem to be spending a lot of our
time going to these types of incidents.
“It is also a danger to the environment and the regular stench
of burning rubber can’t be pleasant for the neighbours.”
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