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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:20 PM

Refuse storage fire - Edmonton

08/07/2018 23:31
Fire at commercial property

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at an open air refuse storage compound in Advent Way, Edmonton.

Eighty tonnes of mixed refuse was destroyed by fire. A temporary building was also gutted by the blaze

The cause of the fire is believed to have been caused by the self-heating of compacted refuse. When rubbish is stored for longer than 72 hours it increases the risk of self-heating.

The Brigade was called at 2331 and the fire was under control at 0211. Fire crews from Edmonton, Walthamstow, and Tottenham fire stations attended the scene.