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Environcom investigates weekend fire

A team at WEEE recycler Environcom is looking at the cause of a fire over the weekend at the company’s Grantham facility.

No-one was injured in the blaze and Environcom is now operating “business as usual”, said chief executive Sean Feeney. It was the second fire at the facility this year following an incident in February.

“This [latest] fire was in a separate part of the building to the previous one,” said Feeney. “Having assessed the situation over the weekend I can confirm there are no casualties and limited damage, restricted to the fabric of the building.”

The fire started on Saturday (17 May) evening. At that time, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter that 10 pumping appliances and an aerial ladder platform were attending “a large factory fire” in Grantham.

On Sunday early morning they said there was “severe damage by fire to recycling plant machinery and large quantity of recycling materials and by smoke to whole of factory”.

The fire brigade left the facility on Sunday afternoon.

Feeney said Environcom holds regular meetings with the fire brigade to review its systems and implement their recommendations.

“I have a whole team looking at this [fire] so we can avoid any future incidents,” he added.


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