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24-hour fight to put blaze to bed.

Byline: SARAH HODGSON and OWEN EVANS Daily Post Reporters

DOZENS of firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a recycling plant for almost 24 hours.

Eight fire engines, an incident command unit and a high volume pump - involving around 40 firefighters - were called to the inferno at 300 Recycling Ltd in Sandycroft at 7.47pm on Friday.

Massive flames and thick black smoke could be seen across Deeside with a large amount of recycling material, including baled mattresses, on fire.

Police were forced to close Factory Road during the incident as firefighters remained on site to ensure it did not reignite. The site lies next to CamGas, a company which supplies gas bottles and bulk tanks. The cause of the fire is not yet known but police and fire officers are investigating.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Fire appliances from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the fire at 7.47pm on Friday evening.

"At the height of the incident, eight fire appliances were tackling the fire at the recycling plant on Factory Road, Sandycroft, which was affecting a large quantity of recycling material including baled mattresses. The high volume pump and incident command unit were also mobilised.

"On arrival, firefighters found the recycling material well alight and used a main jet and two hose reel jets to tackle the fire."

David Wisinger, county councillor for Sandycroft, said he was "extremely concerned" about the blaze. He said: "I hope nobody has been injured in this incident. I would like to thank the fire service for doing such a good job."

300 Recycling Ltd is a familyowned business with more than 70 years of combined experience.

The firm says it is a specialist in dealing with plastics and rubber including tyres, coat hangers and pocket springs.

It also has a recycling site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

The company has been approached for comment.

| The fire could be seen for miles around, and involved baled mattresses at the recycling plant (inset) PICTURES: JUSTACASUALGAL AND JAMES WILSON

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Mar 12, 2018
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