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Two people rescued from roof during blaze at Erith oil refinery

PUBLISHED: 14:13 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 06 February 2017

The oil refinery blaze in Erith Photo: David Letchford

The oil refinery blaze in Erith Photo: David Letchford

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Six fire engines were sent to extinguish the blaze

The oil refinery blaze in Erith Photo: David LetchfordThe oil refinery blaze in Erith Photo: David Letchford

Two people were rescued from the roof of an oil refinery in Erith after it was hit by fire last week.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters battled the blaze at the oil storage refinery on Manorway after receiving an emergency call at 1.11pm on Friday, February 3.

One three-storey refinery with two oil refinery cylinders was ablaze, and the fire was brought under control by 3.05pm.

London Fire Brigade confirmed two men were rescued from the roof via an internal staircase, while a further three men left the ground floor before the Brigade arrived.

The cause is under investigation.


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