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Incident - Fire in Landfill Site

Date: 13/07/2017
Time: 22:43
Location: Bristol Road, Walpole, Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Fire engines from Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Taunton, Nether Stowey, Water Carriers from Bridgwater and Yeovil and High Volume pumps from Wellington have been in attendance overnight at a fire involving a landfill site. A welfare catering unit from Crediton and an Incident Command Unit from Street are also in attendance.

The fire is involving a waste pile measuring 100mx100m, crews are at work in sectors preventing fire spread, on site specialist and on site equipment are also in use.

Update at 07:24 - Relief crews from Wells and Somerton have been in attendance since 0415 this morning and continue to work with 2 attack jets being supplied by the High Volume Pump damping down the site.

Update at 11:13 - Relief crews from Taunton and Bridgwater along with high volume pumping relief crew from Wellington are in attendance. Crews are liaising with contractors onsite and continuing to dampen down hotspots using 2 main jets.  

Update 15:23 - All resources have now left the scene. One appliance will be returning at 17:00 to re-inspect and in the meantime, the supervisor onsite will be continuing with one hourly fire checks.

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