Gallery: Fire at Warboys landfill site

RESIDENTS in Warboys were advised to keep their doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at the village s landfill site. Thousands of tonnes of non-hazardous waste material caught on fire at the landfill site in Puddock Hill at 4.25am on Thursday (May 7). T

RESIDENTS in Warboys were advised to keep their doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at the village's landfill site.

Thousands of tonnes of non-hazardous waste material caught on fire at the landfill site in Puddock Hill at 4.25am on Thursday (May 7).

Twenty firefighters were called to battle the blaze, which caused a large smoke plume to form and travel across the village towards Doddington.

No one was hurt in the blaze.


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MP for North West Cambridgeshire, Shailesh Vara said: “My main concern is that nobody is hurt by the fire.

“I understand that the fire is of non-hazardous material. Nevertheless, I am in contact with the Environment Agency and the owners of the site to ensure that whatever needs to be done is carried out to guarantee the safety of local people.

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“When the fire has been extinguished, we will then need to investigate the causes and see what lessons can be learned to prevent a repeat of the incident in the future.”

Speaking to The Hunts Post at 5pm on Thursday (May 7) a spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the smoke plume had lifted and people did not need to keep their doors and windows shut.

She added: "The fire is now undercontrol and we expect to be at the site until about 9pm. The section of waste that was on fire has been cut away and a controlled burn is now taking place, which could last a few days."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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