Recycling centre in Chelmsford suffers heavy smoke damage following blaze

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a recycling centre in Chelmsford. Picture: STOCK PHOTO

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a recycling centre in Chelmsford. Picture: STOCK PHOTO

Firefighters have tackled a large fire at a recycling centre in Essex.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at an industrial recycling centre in Winsford Way, Chelmsford, at 8.50am today.

There were three crews from Chelmsford, including the aerial ladder platform, and another from Great Baddow at the scene which is located not far from the A12.

On arrival, crews reported that approximately 400 tonnes of waste material was alight within a warehouse building measuring 150metres by 50m.

A spokesman said: “Firefighters extinguished the fire by 9.52am, after being aided by the building’s sprinkler system which actuated successfully.


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“Crews then used Positive Pressure Ventilation fans to ventilate the premises of smoke, before leaving the scene.”

The building has suffered heavy smoke damage.

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