Thurrock chemical incident: statement

Date: 07 January 2020

Chemical incident in Thurrock
EEAST along with other Police and Fire and Rescue colleagues were involved in a chemical incident in Thurrock yesterday evening (January 6th).

A significant ambulance presence attended (and is currently still on site), including our Hazardous Area Response Team.

15 Firefighters were transported to local hospitals for precautionary observation and assessment, and were all later released.

Members of the public in the Thurrock area are advised to follow health precautions on the Essex Fire and Rescue Service website

Essex Fire and Rescue are leading on all media enquiries relating to this incident.


  • Summary:

    EEAST along with other Police and Fire and Rescue colleagues were involved in a chemical incident in Thurrock yesterday evening (January 6th).