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Biffa commended after fire put out fast

A blaze at a Hull waste facility has been contained thanks to good waste management by Biffa, according the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

More than 40 firefighters attended a fire a Biffa site in Stoneferry Road involving between 60 and 90 tonnes of waste.

A spokeswoman for the Humberside fire service told MRW that a waste facility fire in the city last year had taken 24 hours to put out, but this time the situation did not get out of hand because robust emergency plans had been put into operation.

Station manager Phil Leake said: “The fire was already well established and the priority was to contain the blaze to the building because there were other businesses nearby.

“I have to say the crews did brilliantly in containing the fires. They carried out a process of separating the rubbish and dampening down each part.

“We have had other waste fires in recent years which have taken a long time to put out and taken away resources from other areas. But the crews managed to prevent this with their quick actions.

“I also have to say the company’s management and storage of the waste was very good.”

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