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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Investigation into Fire at Leek Recycling Centre Ongoing

15/08/2011

A fire which took over 30 firefighters over four hours to extinguish is still under investigation. 

 "Firefighters managed to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby vehicles and contained the fire damage to one area."

Station Manager, Glynn Luznyj

The fire at the Recycling Centre on Fowlchurch Road in Leek was reported at 10.40pm last night.

Crews from Leek, Ipstones, Cheadle, Longton and the control unit from Stone initially attended and were joined by crews from Hanley and Biddulph as the incident progressed.

Two main jets were used to tackle the fire, which involved a large amount of waste materials.

Station Manager, Glynn Luznyj said: “The investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing. The fire has damaged the building internally which was heavily smoke logged on arrival.

“Non-recyclable waste was on fire however firefighters managed to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby vehicles and contained the fire damage to one area.

“The fire was under control by 2.30am however crews remained on scene until 9.45am this morning damping down.”