The lorry caught fire at a junction in Sandy Lane (credit: Google Street Maps)
Fire crews were called to the blaze in Sandy Lane, at the A1306 Wennington junction, just before midnight last night.
On arrival, crews reported that the trailer of a refrigerated lorry was on fire.
Crews from Grays, Orsett, Corringham and Wennington worked through the night to tackle the blaze.
The fire was extinguished by 5.06am this morning although the Brigade remained at the scene until 7am to monitor hotspots.
Nearby residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed.
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