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19 April 2018

Update: Compton Bassett landfill fire

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services remain in attendance at the Lower Compton landfill site, operated by Hills Waste Solutions, after being called out after a fire broke out at 4.07pm yesterday afternoon.  

Although local residents were advised last night to keep windows and doors shut, this advice is no longer in force.

While numerous appliances were deployed, Hills immediately put their on-site emergency plan in place in order to manage the incident. DWFRS maintained resources at the site overnight as Hills moved clay over the smouldering waste in order to smother the fire.  The process continued this morning, with DWFRS keeping some appliances on site as a precaution and continuing to liaise closely with Hills.  Currently small pockets of smouldering material remain on site

The Household Recycling Centre at the entrance of the Lower Compton site opened for business as usual at 9am this morning, and other services at the site (some of which support Wiltshire Council collection services) are unaffected and continue to operate.   Black box recycling collection vehicles are also continuing to operate from the site.

Additional information from Hills is available here  https://www.hills-group.co.uk/media-centre/news-releases/

Last updated: 20 April 2018 | Last reviewed: 20 April 2018

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