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Lifeboat crew called to jetty fire

A lifeboat crew was called out yesterday after smoke began issuing from a jetty.

The RNLI were called to the Purfleet deep water terminal near the Dartford Bridge at around 5.20pm on Tuesday.

The crew stayed as a precautionary measure for 40 mins while Essex County Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the small fire.

An RNLI spokesman said: "It was a small fire.

But because the jetty is made of the wood there is always the risk of the situation worsening."

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