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Fires hit two more recycling sites

An investigation is underway after a major fire at a waste management site in Londonderryn Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was called to Brickkliln Waste Management on Heather Road, Creggan, just before 6pm on 23 June.

The fire service said crews arrived at a “well developed” fire involving large volumes of mixed waste both inside and outside a shed.

Six pumping appliances and five specialist vehicles including an aerial appliance and a water tanker were deployed at the incident, alongside 58 fire personnel. Crews worked continuously throughout Saturday night and Sunday, and were still at the scene on Monday morning.

The fire service said it had liaised with the NI Environment Agency and NI Water as well as the site owner as it assessed the structural integrity of the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Meanwhile Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a blaze at a Suez Waste Management facility on Lower Eccelshill Road, Darwen, on 24 June.

Some 160,000 litres of water was required to extinguish the fire, which was contained in a 100sq m building containing about 350 tonnes of waste.

Suez Waste Management and Brickkliln Waste Management have been contacted for comment.

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