PICTURED: Greenwich recycling plant on fire for second time in 5 days

This Is Local London: A picture of the scene (by @JonGriffinEA on Twitter) A picture of the scene (by @JonGriffinEA on Twitter)

TWENTY-ONE firefighters battled a blaze at a Greenwich recycling plant - the second fire at the premises this week.

The brigade was called out to the Murphy's Waste facility in Horn Link Way at 7.48am this morning (January 15).

There are 400 tonnes of mixed waste on site, around 10 per cent of which was believed the be alight.

And because of the compressed nature of the rubbish, it took until 10.39am to bring the fire under control.

Crews from Greenwich, East Greenwich and Plumstead fire stations were at the scene.

Just four days ago, a fire broke out at the same plant and took more than five hours to bring under control. The cause of that fire is still under investigation.

No one from Murphy's Waste was available to comment.

 

 

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7:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

molsey says...

The occasional fire of mixed waste saves the company bundles, then only ash has to be hauled and disposed of in expensive landfill sites.

A fire a day keeps the bailiffs at bay.
The occasional fire of mixed waste saves the company bundles, then only ash has to be hauled and disposed of in expensive landfill sites. A fire a day keeps the bailiffs at bay. molsey
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