Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Tyre recycling plant blaze

Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a tyre recycling plant in Burnley.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews with eight engines and an aerial ladder platform to Frank Owen Commercial Vehicle Spares, where tyres covering an area of 50m x100m was alight.

Crews stopped the flames spreading beyond the tyre stack but stayed for several hours to extinguish the fire, above.

No-one was injured and the cause of the fire has yet to be established.

A spokesperson for the company said it was expected to be back in full operation shortly.

In an unrelated incident, firefighters have tackled a blaze at a site containing waste management facilities and a car repair workshop in South Yorkshire.

Crews were called to a 200m x 60m building at Yarra Industrial Estate in Ecclesfield.

At the height of the fire seven fire appliances and an aerial platform were at the site. An investigation into the cause is underway.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service statement read: “Residents in the area may have heard some explosions towards the end of the incident. We reassure people that this was an expected part of firefighting operations which helped to bring the incident to a close.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.