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Crane alight at Felixstowe Port

PUBLISHED: 12:20 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 08:42 19 June 2019

Crews rushed to secure the Port of Felixstowe after a crane caught fire Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Crews rushed to secure the Port of Felixstowe after a crane caught fire Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a crane at the Port of Felixstowe this morning, ensuring dock workers were moved to safety and securing the area.

The Port of Felicstowe suffered a fire in a crane on June 18 Picture: MICK WEBBThe Port of Felicstowe suffered a fire in a crane on June 18 Picture: MICK WEBB

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at 9:48am today, June 18, to the scene of a crane fire at the port.

Three fire crews from Woodbridge and Felixstowe attended the fire, along with two units from Colchester carrying specialist aerial equipment.

A spokesman for the fire service said at the time of the blaze: "The crews are fighting a small fire in one ship-to-shore crane.

"Although it is only a small fire they have to make sure the area and the crane are safe."

Firefighters left the Port of Felixstowe 12.13pm.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the fire.

A spokesman for the Port of Felixstowe said the fire was on a contractors site at the port.

The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is not known at this stage.

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