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Harwich: Firefighters extinguish blaze after gas in pipes at refinery ignites

16:22 13 September 2013

Fire at refinery in Harwich

Fire at refinery in Harwich

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Six fire engines were sent to a blaze at a refinery in Harwich this morning.

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Crews from Dovercourt, Manningtree, Maldon and Colchester were sent to Refinery Road at about 11.15am after a small fire broke out in some pipes which were being repaired.

A small amount of residue gas in the pipes ignited near a tank containing 13,000,000 litres of water.

The fire was completely out by 11.41am.

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