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Fire at recycling centre

Winsford Way, Chelmsford
09/01/2018 @ 08:50
Incident Number: 69988
In attendance: 3 x Chelmsford (1 x Aerial Ladder Platform), 1 x Great Baddow


Firefighters were called to a fire at an industrial recycling centre this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that approximately 400 tonnes of waste material was alight within a warehouse building measuring 150 metres by 50 metres.

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 9.52am, having been aided by the building's sprinkler system which actuated successfully.

Crews then used Positive Pressure Ventilation fans to ventilate the premises of smoke, before leaving the scene.

The building has suffered heavy smoke damage.

 

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