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Suffolk MRF fire

A fire that broke out in a Suffolk materials recycling facility (MRF) this morning was put out by fire fighters three hours after it broke out.

Eight fire service vehicles contained the blaze along with the help of site staff from the Viridor-owned Masons MRF.

No one was injured during the incident but there was damage to the recycled paper output bay, where the fire started. Viridor confirmed that at least two conveyor belts and power cables in the main building were affected.

Viridor regional director Graham Warren said: I would like to praise the swift response of Viridor employees on site who implemented our procedures quickly and helped contain the fire. Id also like to thank the fire service for their vital assistance. We are reviewing the full extent of the damage caused but there appears to be no structural damage, and we should be able to continue to provide comprehensive recycling services to our clients with minimal disruption. Local recycling kerbside collections will be unaffected.

A full investigation of the incident is underway.


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