Blaze involving 150 tonnes of mixed domestic waste at transfer station in Bentley
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Around 150 tonnes of “mixed domestic waste” caught on fire in Suffolk this morning.
Two fire engines were called at 7am to tackle the blaze at a “transfer station” in Station Road, Bentley, a fire brigade spokesman said.
He said: “It involved approximately 150 tonnes of mixed domestic waste.
“Two hose reel jets are in use to damp down and on-site diggers are being used to remove rubbish.
“A water carrier from Leiston is also in attendance to assist with water supplies.
“This will be a protracted incident and further details will be added at a later time.”
A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said the force was not made aware of the fire.
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A Suffolk County Council spokesman said it is not a transfer station owned by the authority.
A spokeswoman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said one water bowser from Halstead also attended the incident.
The incident was closed at 5.30pm.