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Fire breaks out at landfill site

Crews are still at the scene at the Trigon landfill site in Wareham Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

A surface fire broke out at Trigon landfill site, Bere Lane, Wareham, Dorset, yesterday at 1830.

Six tenders from Dorset Fire and Rescue Services worked alongside Viridor site personnel to extinguish the fire and the Environment Agency were in attendance.

The fire is now effectively extinguished, and the team will work throughout the day to manage hotspots, entering into a 72-hour fire watch this evening.

Customers have been notified that the site may remain closed for the remainder of the week, and have been advised of alternative service provision.

Crews are still at the scene at the Trigon landfill site in Wareham Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

“Our tactical plan for dealing with the landfill fire was very successful. Fire fighters used aggressive tactics including the use of water bowsers and high volume pumps that, combined with site staff using heavy machinery to smother the fire, has worked really well."

– Dorset Fire Service Group Manager Andy Fox
Crews are still at the scene at the Trigon landfill site in Wareham Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

“Thanks to the Viridor team and emergency services that worked hard through the night, and to colleagues around the company who offered assistance. A full investigation into the cause of this incident is underway.”

– Ian Morrish, Landfill Energy Director
Crews are still at the scene at the Trigon landfill site in Wareham Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

Crews deal with woodland fire in Surrey

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire burning in around eight hectares of heathland and woodland yesterday afternoon. A number of fire engines, specialist off-road vehicles and firefighters were sent to the scene.

Fire crews are at woodland near Farnham in Surrey Credit: Surrey Fire and Rescue

“We plan to have four fire engines, two Land Rovers and around 25 firefighters tackling this fire today. Firefighters are working hard in hot and difficult conditions to put the fire out and dampen down the area."

– Spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
Fire crews are at woodland near Farnham in Surrey Credit: Surrey Fire and Rescue

As the weather is set to remain warm and dry Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to enjoy the countryside safely.

Tips on staying safe and protecting Surrey’s countryside include:

  • ensure cigarettes and other smoking materials are fully extinguished
  • only use barbecues in suitable area and never leave them unattended
  • don’t leave bottles or glass in woodlands – sunlight shining through glass can start fires
  • avoid lighting open fires in the countryside
  • If you see a fire in the countryside:
  • dial 999 and report it immediately to the Fire and Rescue Service
  • do not try to tackle the fire if it can’t be put out with a bucket of water – leave the area as quickly as possible

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Clean up operation under way at historic hotel

Fire crews have been at the scene all weekend Credit: PA

The damage is being assessed at Oxford's historic Randolph hotel, after fire ripped through the building , causing widespread disruption.

Seventy firefighters were needed to contain the blaze, which broke out on Friday afternoon. Scores of guests and a wedding party had to be moved.

An internal investigation has begun at the hotel in Oxford City centre following the blaze.

A hotel spokesman said the 19th century hotel remains closed and that "all guests have been accommodated elsewhere".

Nobody was injured in the blaze, which is believed to have started accidentally in the kitchen.

It's hoped nearby roads will be fully re-opened later today.

The badly damaged roof Credit: PA

Firefighters help guests forced to leave hotel after blaze

Firefighters have spent the day helping guests forced to leave the Randolph Hotel in Oxford due to a fire.

They say the blaze, which isn't being treated as suspicious, started in the kitchen and spread to the roof yesterday.

Today road closures in the area began to be lifted and the stability of the tower affected by the fire was being assessed.

Despite a lot of smoke, there's been no significant damage to the interior of the hotel. There were 80 guests staying at the time, including a wedding party.

Road closures still in place after major hotel fire

Major damage to the Randolph Hotel Credit: ITV Meridian

The A4144 Beaumont Street is closed both ways between A4165 St Giles' / Magdalen Street and Walton Street due to the major fire at the Randolph Hotel.

A large blaze broke out at the hotel at around 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. All roads approaching the hotel remain closed. Buses and taxis are now allowed access.

Oxford Randolph hotel fire believed to have started in kitchen

The MacDonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford

A fire which broke out at an Oxford hotel this afternoon is not thought to be suspicious.

Police have remained at the MacDonald Randolph Hotel this evening after the blaze, which is believed to have started in the ground floor kitchen.

Officers were called to the historic building on Beaumount Street at 4.37pm, following reports of smoke coming from the roof.

Three people were checked over by paramedics at the scene but they didn't require further medical attention.

“Following a fire at the Randolph Hotel, a major incident has been declared. We are supporting our colleagues in Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service who are at the scene.

“We are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum and would like to thank members of the public for their patience and their cooperation

– Supt Christian Bunt, LPA Commander for Oxford

ITV Meridian has learned a significant number of guests and staff from the Randolph and nearby buildings have been evacuated.

All of the floors and rooms in the hotel have been searched and it's not believed anyone remains inside the building.

Road closures in the area will remain in place in to the night, while officers say they are working to try to enable the city to return to normality 'as quickly as possible'.

Road closures in the area include Beaumont Street, Magdalen Street and St Giles.

A diversion for cars is in place via Walton Street and on to St Margaret's Road and Woodstock Road.

A diversion for taxis and buses is in place via Parks Road, Broad Street and George Street.

Motorists and members of the public are advised to avoid the area due to the ongoing disruption.

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