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Update: Fire at Waste Recycling Plant – London Road, Derby

25/Aug/2017

One crew and one aerial ladder platform from Ascot Drive Fire Station remain on scene at a fire at a Recycling plant on London Road, Derby which started on Thursday 24 August 2017 at around midday.  It is expected that crews will remain on scene for the majority of today. 

Station Manager Neil Hibberd said: “Firefighters have worked hard through the night to control and extinguish the fire, which was initially affecting 250 tonnes of household and commercial waste, and are currently working with onsite personnel to level the pile of waste, damp this down and ensure it is safe to be removed from the site as soon as possible.” 

A high volume pump (HVP)  that had been used to take water directly from the River Derwent to assist in firefighting operations is no longer in use, and therefore the HVP hose that was running along the side of Meadow Lane is no longer in place. 

Locals had been warned that there may be some smoke in the area around Alvaston Park, however this morning there is very little smoke being produced by the fire.

The most likely cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. 

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