Saturday, July 10, 2010

Albert Hill Fire Update

I've just come off the phone from one of the senior fire officers dealing with the blaze at Albert Hill Skip Hire.

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze all night, and are now moving to an "offensive" phase which should lead to the fire being put out, although this could take a day or so.

The actions of the fire fighters may lead to way seems to be more smoke being generated - in fact a lot of this is steam. The fire brigade believe that most of the waste which has been burnt to date has been inert - ie the smoke should not have been toxic.

I'll blog again when more is known.
Cllr Nick Wallis
Cabinet Member Sustainable Environment and Climate Change
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