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Unreported blazes cost waste firm

Two fires at a waste transfer station have led to its owners - who failed to report the incidents - being fined £3,000. Ward Brothers Steel was convicted by magistrates in Bishop Auckland last Friday and ordered to pay £1,200 costs to the Environment Agency (EA). The firm admitted two breaches of the waste management licence it holds for the site in Albert Road, Darlington, and two charges of not reporting a fire. Durham Fire Brigade was called to a blaze ...