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Firefighters tackle water treatment plant blaze

Fire crews spent the morning tackling a blaze at Saltend Waste Water Treatment Works in Hull. They got the call at around seven A.M. No-one was injured and fire investigators are now trying to figure out how it started.

An odour control unit was damaged, though the much larger, three point five million pound odour unit that was recently commissioned continue to operate as normal. Calendar spoke to Phil Leake of Humberside Fire and Rescue about the blaze

Video: Unions fear cuts could cost lives in Yorkshire

The Fire Brigades Union is warning that planned cuts to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service could put lives at risk and lead to station closures.

Union leaders say the service could be forced to lose between 50 and 60 frontline firefighters in the next year.

The possible job cuts come as the Local Government Association claims fire services across the country could lose 600 million pounds of funding in the next five years.


Residents given "toxic cloud" all clear

People living in East Hull have been told they can now leave their homes after firefighters have safely reduced a huge toxic cloud which was drifting over the area following a massive fire at a plastics recycling unit.

The blaze broke out after 1.30am at the plant in Helsinki Road on the Sutton Fields Industrial Eastate and at its height more than 60 firefighters were tackling the blaze and local residents were told to remain indoors and keep doors and windows shut.

Roads around the recycling plant were closed for several hours but have now re-opened.

Toxic cloud force residents inside

*Residents in east Hull have been ordered to remain indoors after fire broke out at plastics recycling unit causing a huge toxic black cloud. *The blaze broke out in the open at the recycling plant in Helsinki Road on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull.

Members of the public, particularly those in the East Hull area where the smoke is moving to, are advised to close their windows to prevent the smoke from entering their home. Sixty firefighters are tackling the blaze


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