Waste fire in Colne

Date: 07/06/2018

Time: 17:55:00

Address: Green Road, Colne

Incident Number: 1806002772

UPDATE 18:37

Firefighters have now left the scene of this incident.

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UPDATE 07:52

Firefighters are working with the site owner this morning to excavate the contents of the waste pile and ensure all pockets of fire are fully extinguished.

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UPDATE 22:31

One fire engine remains at this incident and will be there overnight damping down. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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Eight fire engines from Blackburn, Nelson, Hyndburn, Earby, Great Harwood, Colne and Barnoldswick, along with the Stinger are attending a waste fire on Green Road in Colne. The fire involves a large quantity of waste in the open adjacent to an industrial unit.

Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus are using three jets and the Stinger to bring the fire under control and are working with the Environment Agency to minimise any environmental impact from water run-off.

If you’re nearby, pleased keep your windows and doors closed.