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Friday, 29 May 2015

Fire in Paper recycling depot, Quarry Hill Industrial Estate, Horbury

Fire crews from Wakefield, Ossett and Dewsbury attended a fire on the Quarry Hill Industrial Estate at Hawkingcroft road Horbury late this afternoon (29/05/2015). This was an open yard containing bales of waste with smoke from the fire being seen for miles around. 


Severe fire on arrival of crews
Traffic congestion was created on Bridge road close to the scene, with smoke drifting from the fire.  There were fears the fire could spread to nearby Buildings, trees and a caravan storage yard close by. 


Fire crews use jets to control the fire
Fire crews used 2 large jets 1 Ground monitor and 2 Hosereels to fight the fire which crews prevented reaching any of the exposure risks. The fire is now under control with senior advisors leaving the incident.


Damping down in progress
Damping down is continuing with the incident scaled down. The previous fire at Halifax is still ongoing with appliances attending revisits to the site of Envirowaste. This is the second fire involving waste products in 2 days.


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Update!!! Investigations into Blaze at Envirowaste Halifax


24 hours on and fire crews are still at the scene of the incident. The fire took hold at Envirowaste Services on Swales Moor Road, Halifax around 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (28/05/15). The blaze involved a large pile of  woodchip, waste rubber and tyres. The fire could be seen for miles around as the fire developed giving off  large clouds of black smoke which covered the area.

60 tons waste on fire
Thick smoke rises from the scene on Swales Moor Road
Fire crews attended from Halifax, Brighouse, Illingworth, Elland and Odsal, with relief crews attending as the firefighting operations carry on into the evening.


Digger used to create fire break
Site staff used mechanical diggers to create a fire break to prevent the fire spreading to unaffected parts of the site. Crews had problems with water pressure in the area but have been able to use 2 large jets and 2 Ground monitors to tackle the fire.


1 Large jet in use
Update: Crews remained in attendance damping down overnight but due to low water pressure the Fire Services High Volume Pump was  brought in from Stanningley Fire Station. Investigations into the fire are now underway with CCTV from the site being examined as part of the process.
Re visits to the site will continue to check for any reignition at the site.
The welfare unit from Fairweather Green was also used due to the protracted nature of the incident. 



Sunday, 10 May 2015

Industrial Unit blaze in Tong Road, Wortley ,Leeds, overnight.


The Fire at Swallow Hill Mills on Tong road was dealt with by over 40 Firefighters which started during the early hours of this morning (10/05/2015). The Units mainly used as offices involved in fire reached reported temperatures of 900 degrees celsius. 

Fire crews remain damping down
Crews from Leeds, Stanningley, Hunslet, Batley and surrounding areas were required. The fire was so hot that some of the internal beams have been seriously affected, so much that there are concerns about the safety of the structure. Fire crews who were inside the building had to be withdrawn due to safety issues surrounding the structure

Swallow Hill Mills fire investigation work being carried out
The fire which was first reported at around 04:00 am this morning was reported to be under control by 07:30. Structural engineers will examine the building and at present the cause of the fire is under investigation.

More images from the scene: https://twitter.com/GloryWhites/status/597413714325680128/photo/1