Another fire at Mid UK recycling plant in Ancaster sees 100 tonnes ablaze

Mid UK's site at Barkston Heath is set to expand.
Mid UK's site at Barkston Heath is set to expand.

Firefighters were once again called out last night to tackle a blaze at Mid UK’s recycling plant in Ancaster

At 6.11pm crews from Grantham and Sleaford attended the fire at the recycling centre on the High Dyke.

There was fire damage to 100 tonnes of recycled waste bales, with on site staff assisting Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue in smothering the fire using machinery.

Firefighters also used one hose reel before the incident was left with on site staff.

Earlier this month Mid UK announced expansion plans, including increased fire prevention measures.

It followed a major fire in July when spontaneous combustion was blamed for bales of waste carpet stored on site bursting into flames and burning for ten days.