UPDATE: Firefighters still tackling Sevenoaks Way recycling plant fire

FIREFIGHTERS are still tackling a fire affecting a large amount of waste at a recycling plant off Sevenoaks Way.

Three fire engines and 14 firefighters are at the scene in Cornwall Drive, Orpington, trying to damp down the several thousand tonnes of waste that is still smouldering.

Waste is also being removed by site operators while the plant's run-off has been dammed to protect nearby Ruxley Lakes.

Motorists are warned that as firefighters continue to work there may be some traffic disruption.

Six fire engines with 35 firefighters and officers were called to the fire on Monday morning (March 18) from Eltham, Orpington, Sidcup, Bethnal Green, and Bromley fire stations.

The Brigade was called at 5.47am.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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5:22pm Wed 20 Mar 13

banjo8 says...

Who pays for this? The NS needs to find out who is picking up the bill?
Who pays for this? The NS needs to find out who is picking up the bill? banjo8

7:26pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Marty1979 says...

Can't you guess - us
Can't you guess - us Marty1979

7:55pm Wed 20 Mar 13

dag says...

Still burning away this pm. Police trying to sort out the traffic on Crittalls roundabout, chaos. Several fire appliances there as well. I wonder if they're trying to get this place closed down and sell that land for houses or a warehouse on this site? I believe that the tip have to pay for the fire services attendance.
Still burning away this pm. Police trying to sort out the traffic on Crittalls roundabout, chaos. Several fire appliances there as well. I wonder if they're trying to get this place closed down and sell that land for houses or a warehouse on this site? I believe that the tip have to pay for the fire services attendance. dag

10:04am Thu 21 Mar 13

Gypo.Joe says...

I'm sure it will smolder away until after this coming Sunday at the least. Well Sundays gotta be double bubble boi fer the bonfire watchers.
I'm sure it will smolder away until after this coming Sunday at the least. Well Sundays gotta be double bubble boi fer the bonfire watchers. Gypo.Joe

3:19pm Thu 21 Mar 13

FreshPrince says...

I have just driven past and it is still smoldering. To be fair - businesses pay a lot in business rates for fire/police/ambulanc
e services.
I have just driven past and it is still smoldering. To be fair - businesses pay a lot in business rates for fire/police/ambulanc e services. FreshPrince

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