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Wandsworth - fire at waste recycling centre

27/07/2016 15:30
Wandsworth
Fire at commercial property

Firefighters have concluded damping down a fire which broke out at a recycling centre on Smugglers Way in Wandsworth on Monday (25 July) afternoon.

At the height of the incident 12 fire engines and around 80 firefighters and officers tackled the fire which was affecting around 300 tonnes of domestic waste in the single storey recycling centre. Firefighters finally left the scene at around 1400 on Tuesday aftternoon

Station Manager Darren Levett who attended the incident said: "The fire was very visible and produced a lot of smoke which could be seen for miles around. Crews worked hard to contain the fire and as a precaution we advised people to keep their doors and windows closed ."

The Brigade was called at 1530 on Monday afternoon and the fire was under control by 0010 on Tuesday morning. Crews from Wandsworth, Fulham, Tooting, Clapham, Chelsea, Kensington, Battersea, Hammersmith, Soho and Wimbledon fire stations attended the incident

The cause of the fire is under investigation.