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Incident - Recycling/Landfill Fire

Date: 05/05/2021
Time: 16:43
Location: The Ride - Plymouth
Area: Western
County: Devon

Fire control received a call about a skip on fire containing asbestos at the above location.

Control immediately mobilised 1 pumping appliance from Greenbank, along with a hazardous materials officer to the incident.

At 17:29 after further assessment the crews made up for a second pumping appliance in order for extra breathing apparatus capabilities. This appliance also came from Greenbank station.

At 18:46 crews confirmed the fire to be out. Crews used 1 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, 1 compressed air foaming branch, 1 thermal imaging camera and decontamination equipment in order to extinguish the fire.

Crews carried out decontamination procedures due to the nature of the materials involved in the fire.

One crew from Greenbank revisited the incident later on this evening and confirmed that no further action was needed and the fire was fully extinguished.



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