Thursday, July 08, 2010
Breaking News - Albert Hill Fire
A resident has just rung to tell me Albert Hill Skip Hire's facility over the river is ablaze. There have been explosions, and the flames are as high as the buildings. A source at the Echo has confirmed that at this stage, 4 fire engines are attending.
The plant is notorious locally for its dreadful environmental record, as I've blogged before on several occasions.
Today, however, we can only hope that no employees have been hurt, and that the brave fire officers from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue manage to tackle the blaze unscathed.
More when I get it.
Thanks to Alan for sending me this pic.
Fire was started in a pile of rubble and rubbish, according to the Echo. There are still explosions going off according to local eyewitnesses. There are 50+ spectators on the other side of the river, who the police have tried to disperse with a loudhailer.
The Fire Service has reported that the situation is under control and the fire should be out within the hour, with damping down over the next 3 hours.