Fire at oil storage site

More than sixty firefighters have been tackling a fire in Kent involving more than 1000 litres of oil.

The fire initially involved two road tankers but quickly spread to plastic storage containers and drums containing the waste oil.  This happened at the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate in Hoo just after 11pm on Friday 3 June 2011.

Crews were able to bring the flames under control by Saturday morning.  There were no reports of anyone being hurt.

Firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) were joined by crews from Essex and London as they battled to control the flames.

They managed to contain floods of burning oil which flowed onto open land adjacent to the storage site but are expected to remain at the scene while the highly-flammable fluid burns off.

Special appliances including three foam units, compressed air foam appliances, a high volume pump, and a height vehicle attended the incident.

KFRS area manager Graham Gash said: "Crews have done a great job in fighting this serious fire and successfully managing to prevent it spreading further and damaging nearby buildings.

"We worked alongside our partners, from the London Fire Brigade and Essex Fire and Rescue Service, and I think praise goes to everyone for a job well done.

"We will stay on today to damp down the fire."

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