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Fuel tanker on fire in Cranbrook

Fire crews were called to a yard in the early hours of this morning where they discovered a fuel tanker ablaze.

Upon arrival the three engines were confronted by a heavy goods vehicle containing heating fuel alight in Gills Green.

The incident began at the Cranbrook site at 2.41am - a road closure was put in place and the fire was isolated by 4.09am.

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The fire destroyed the HGV and partially affected a nearby portacabin and two additional tankers, that were damaged by the heat.

One pump remained on site until 5.09am.

The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

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