Cleveland fire: Blaze breaks out at power station – emergency crews at scene

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Cleveland’s Fire Brigade posted on Twitter: “We are currently attending an ongoing incident at Tees Rep Biomass Power Station, Tees Dock Road in Grangetown.

“There may be some smoke in the area so we advise local residents to close doors and windows.”

This follows reports of a fire at the biomass power station from Monday morning.

Cleveland Fire Brigade was called to TeesREP, formerly MGT Power, around 8am on Monday morning.

The Northern Echo reported that emergency services continue to inject nitrogen into the silo before removing biomass from the vicinity.

A spokeswoman told the newspaper: “There is an ongoing incident with smouldering fuel in one silo at the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. 

“Operators are still applying nitrogen to inert the silo and Cleveland Fire Brigade are onsite assisting the operational team to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

“There are no injuries.”

“The site will remain closed for general operations until the work has been completed.”

The site is operated by PD Ports, which said in a statement: “Whilst the earlier reported incident at MGT is still ongoing, the Port remains operational.

A statement from Cleveland Fire Brigade read: “We were called at 3.02am on Tuesday, November 15, to an incident at Tees Rep Biomass Power Station, Tees Dock Road in Grangetown.  

“One fire engine is still in attendance and a multi-agency group has been conveyed to monitor the situation and deal with the incident.”

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police told Teesside Live: “We are briefed and ready to attend and assist, should this become necessary.”

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