Crews extinguish large waste fire at recycling plant

Firefighters have worked alongside Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service to extinguish a large waste fire at a recycling premises in Burton-upon-Trent today (Sunday 10 July).

Crews from Tutbury, Burton, Cheadle, Lichfield and specialist units from Rugeley and Cannock were called to reports of a large waste fire at a premises on Glensyl Way shortly after 11.15pm yesterday (Sunday 9 July).

A high volume pump and a water carrier were used alongside four main jets, two ground appliances and a hose reel jet to successfully extinguish the blaze.

Crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service also attended in order to assist with the incident – providing waste and fire tactical support.

No one was injured.

The cause was later deemed to be an accidental ignition.

Station Manager Sarah Smith, who attended the incident, said: “I would like to commend the crews who have worked tirelessly through the night to bring this extensive fire under control.

“Appliances have now left the area and will continue to liaise with the owners of the premises to ensure they receive the appropriate support following the incident.”

“We can assure residents in the area that the premises is now safe and the air within the locality is completely safe.”

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