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Tanker cab in Dartford destroyed by engine blaze


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The cab of a tanker lorry was destroyed after a fire erupted in the engine compartment.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blazing vehicle in Marsh Street, Dartford, just after 12.30pm.

A hose reel and fog spike were needed to reach under the cab and into the engine compartment to put out the flames.

The lorry was badly damaged
The lorry was badly damaged
Firefighters tackled the blaze in an engine compartment of a tanker cab
Firefighters tackled the blaze in an engine compartment of a tanker cab

A thermal imaging camera was also used to ensure the fire, which is being treated as accidental and caused by an electrical fault, was fully extinguished.

There were no reported casualties.

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