Recycling plant fire in March

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A recycling plant in March was devastated by fire last night (Tuesday June 3).

Ten crews from across Cambridgshire and Norfolk were called to the warehouse in Creek Fen after fire broke out just after 5.30pm.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire in the warehouse and prevented it from spreading to two nearby buildings.

The blaze was put out at 9.30pm but an investigation is being launched into the causes.

Group Commander Sean Brown, the officer in charge of the incident, said: “The crews arrived to find a fire in a factory unit containing recycling material. The premises was closed for the night so no staff needed evacuating.

“More resource was quickly requested to stop the fire spreading to other nearby units. The crews did a fantastic job by acting quickly and decisively to ensure the fire didn’t spread.

“This is a timely reminder or factory and business owners to ensure their fire risk assessments are up to date and reviewed regularly. Our Fire Protection team holds regular seminars for businesses to provide information about fire safety in the workplace.”

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Yaxley, Whittlesey, Thorney, Wisbech, March, Chatteris, Huntingdon and Outwell attended.




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