Posted: Wed 2nd May 2018

Firefighters remain at the scene of the Sandycroft recycling plant blaze

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Firefighters are still at the scene of the Sandycroft recycling plant blaze which broke out on Tuesday afternoon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Factory Road remains closed between Chemistry Lane and Prince William Avenue, the fire service are liaising with authorities to implement traffic restrictions once the road re-opens. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Firefighters had 3 water jets trained on the plastic and recycled materials this morning as damping down continued. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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At its height more than 60 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels and main jets tackled the blaze at 300 Recycling. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The firm specialises in recycling plastics, coat hangers and mattresses, it is the second large fire to hit the recycling plant in six weeks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Crews from Deeside, Wrexham, Flint, Buckley, Mold, Llandudno, Rhyl, Johnstown and Ruthin all attended the fire which was first reported at 3.14pm on Tuesday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Members of the public were asked to keep away from the incident and to close all doors and windows. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Natural Resources Wales are also at the scene of the blaze Euros Jones, duty tactical manager said: “Fires at waste sites can harm the environment, people and wildlife. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The smoke affects the air we breathe and the water used by the fire service to fight the blaze can pollute local streams and rivers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“In this location we are working hard to protect the Dee which is important as a source of drinking water for people in a large area, for the local economy, as a place for local people to enjoy and for wildlife. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We have officers on site working with the fire and rescue service, advising them on the best way to reduce the effect of this fire on the environment.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[Picture Paul Wylie] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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