Totnes fire crew attend waste fire alongside five other stations

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Totnes fire crew attend waste fire alongside five other stations

Totnes and Plymstock fire crews attended a blaze at Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre in Plymstock on Wednesday. 

Fire crews from Totnes, Newton Abbot, Camels Head, Crownhill, Greenbank and Plymstock stations attended a fire at a Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre involving a recycling unit. 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 9.45am on Wednesday, 18 August. 

Six fire engines along with the Environmental Protection Unit from Newton Abbot and the Incident Command Vehicle from Totnes attended. The fire was extinguished using six breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets and two thermal imaging cameras. The damage was to the waste material only and the cause was accidental. 


Image: Entrance to Chelson Meadow recycling centre © Copyright David Smith

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