Crane destroyed in blaze at Hartlepool scrapyard

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a scrap yard where a crane was well alight.

Two crews from Stranton Fire Station were sent to Sims Metal Management, on the Longhill Industrial Estate, in Windermere Road, Hartlepool, where the machinery was on fire.

The crane’s engine compartment and cab were completely destroyed by the flames.

Two sets of breathing apparatus, one jet and one hose reel were used in the incident, which happened at around 10.15am on Friday.

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