Surprise, surprise! Waste4Fuel on fire again

Surprise, surprise! Waste4Fuel on fire again

Surprise, surprise! Waste4Fuel on fire again

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A sense of deja vu gripped St Paul's Cray this morning after Waste4Fuel's huge mountain of rubbish caught fire again, sending smoke billowing across neighbouring roads.

The infamous Cornwall Drive site, where work is now being done to remove some of the rubbish, regularly goes up in flames and has cost the London Fire Brigade upwards of £650,000.

This morning, the fire brigade was called at 5.30am and the incident was declared over at 6.22am.

But smoke has been reported in the area, blowing across the road on the Sidcup By-Pass Road at Cray Road.

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12:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

concerned.erith says...

This is a total JOKE. LFB shoudl sue the owners to recover the costs of their negligence. Surely the local resients must also be entitled to something too.
This is a total JOKE. LFB shoudl sue the owners to recover the costs of their negligence. Surely the local resients must also be entitled to something too. concerned.erith
  • Score: 9

3:54pm Fri 22 Aug 14

a_prole says...

It may take the lawyers years to establish who will be ultimately liable for clearing this mess, it needs drastic and urgent action, now, will the elected councillors and MP step forward please
It may take the lawyers years to establish who will be ultimately liable for clearing this mess, it needs drastic and urgent action, now, will the elected councillors and MP step forward please a_prole
  • Score: 6

5:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

oldblackfener says...

Smoke was coming from the Sevenoaks Way end of the pile on Wednesday morning.
Smoke was coming from the Sevenoaks Way end of the pile on Wednesday morning. oldblackfener
  • Score: 4

10:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sidcupman says...

Is it too difficult to cart the lot off to SELCHP and get it incinerated to a good purpose?
Is it too difficult to cart the lot off to SELCHP and get it incinerated to a good purpose? Sidcupman
  • Score: 2

9:50pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Hearsepilot says...

Its alight again today, for the 4th time this week!
Its alight again today, for the 4th time this week! Hearsepilot
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Sidcupman says...

Why are you so surprised? Its called spontaneous combustion and will continue until it is dispersed or buried properly. Damping it with water just sets it ready for the next time as the soggy top layer allows temperature to rise within the heap.
Why are you so surprised? Its called spontaneous combustion and will continue until it is dispersed or buried properly. Damping it with water just sets it ready for the next time as the soggy top layer allows temperature to rise within the heap. Sidcupman
  • Score: 1

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