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Fire leaves Environcom reviewing the future of the site

A devastating fire at Environcoms £2.1 million Grantham recycling plant has left the company reviewing the future of the site. The fire started in the early hours of last Sunday and the fire brigade were called at 2.15am. A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) spokesman said: There was severe fire damage to 100% of the single storey building. An LFR spokeswoman added: While the cause is unknown, there will be an investigation and this will identify if there were any failings in the fire plan. About 80 fire fighters and 12 fire engines attended the fire, while police evacuated more than 100 people from homes nearby. A Lincolnshire police spokesman said: There were initial concerns for the health and safety of neighbouring residents due to asbestos in the roofing of the building and a number of other chemicals present used in the processing on site. The fire is still being investigated by Fire Investigators, however they are satisfied that there are no suspicuius circumstances involved. An Environcom spokesman said: The factory, used for the recycling of household equipment, has been devastated by the fire and the company is now reviewing the future of the site with insurance assessors and the owners. Environcom chairman David Simpson added: Given the extent of the damage, we will begin consulting with staff immediately about next steps.

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