An investigation is underway after a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Thirsk. It is the second fire at Todd Waste Management plant in three years. Company director Philip Atkinson has been talking to ITV about the fire.
A fire at a recycling plant in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is under control but the fire service said it could be tomorrow before the flames are fully out. Thick smoke went up over the town and a stretch of the A19, after the fire broke out. It is the second fire in three years at the plant.
Gregg Easteal explains what happened.
It could be tomorrow morning before a fire at a recycling plant in Thirsk is fully out. Pete Gregory, of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, explained why it was difficult for his crews to put out the fire.
A waste management firm says their plant is safe despite suffering the second fire there in three years.
Firefighters were called to Todd Waste Management in Thirsk at 5am this morning.
Philip Atkinson, a director at the plant, said their procedures had worked and insists the plant was safe.
Emergency services are at the scene of a fire in Thirk. The blaze broke out at a recycling plant in Thirsk at 5am on June 9.
A waste management firm has insisted the plant is safe despite suffering the second large scale fire there in three years.
Around 45 firefighters were called to Todd Waste Management in Thirsk, shortly after 5am after the blaze broke out in buildings containing 160 tonnes of compacted household and commercial waste.
This is the second fire at the plant in three years. The first in May 2011. Firefighters said the blaze was under control but are expected to be on the site until tomorrow. Philip Atkinson, a director at the plant, said their procedures had worked and insisted the plant was safe.
Fire at Todds Waste Management plant is the second one in three years. Bosses there insist that lessons have been learned and that is why this one didn't spread.
Firefighters say they expect to be here until tomorrow putting out blaze at Thirsk recycling plant. http://t.co/NK3fwVlxBB
Platform continues to spray water on fire at Thirsk recycling plant. http://t.co/caONWvpKzH
Fire service have scaled back operation at blaze at Todd Waste Management in Thirsk. Crews likely to be here all day. http://t.co/44bm2nCClm