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UK: Major fire at large gas terminal

LONDON (Reuters) – Firefighters said on Thursday they were tackling a major fire at the Bacton gas terminal, but that the blaze appeared to be confined to the terminal itself.

“We have a very large scale incident ongoing at the moment at the Bacton Gas Shell UK Ltd site … on the Norfolk coast,” a spokeswoman for Norfolk fire brigade said.

She said there were 10 fire engines tackling the blaze which broke out shortly before 6 p.m..

She said the fire was in the water treatment plant and that there was no immediate evidence of any chemicals being involved.


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