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Firefighters scaling down operation at Environcom blaze in Grantham

Environcom blaze, May 17, 2014. Photo: Paul Clark

Environcom blaze, May 17, 2014. Photo: Paul Clark

About 10 fire appliances have been tackling tonight’s blaze at the Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level, Grantham.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service now says the situation has been scaled down and there are six appliances dealing with the situation with appliances from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire leaving the scene.

A spokesman for the company told the Journal that nobody was reported hurt in the blaze and that the fire service had accounted for everybody.

The fire started soon after 8pm and sent a large plume of thick black smoke across the town. It is believed that part of the plant has been affected, rather than the whole site.

One Environmcom worker, who was not on shift at the time, said near the scene: “There were no big explosions so that’s a good sign.”

A former worker said he no longer worked at Environcom but had been at the former premises in Houghton Road, Grantham, which had been totally devastated by a fire in 2007.

Paul Clark said he was walking past the factory when the fire started and took pictures which he sent to the Journal.

Spittlegate Level remains closed as fire fighters tackle the blaze.

 

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