Firefighters warning neighbours to keep doors and windows closed

Firefighters currently battling large blaze at recycling plant

Firefighters currently battling large blaze at recycling plant

Firefighters currently battling large blaze at recycling plant

Firefighters currently battling large blaze at recycling plant

A firefighter tackling the blaze

Flames visible over the back fence of the waste plant

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FIREFIGHTERS are battling a large fire at a recycling plant in Swindon.

The fire has broken out at Averies Recycling at Marshgate.

A large plume of black smoke can currently be seen over Swindon and reportedly as far afield as Devizes.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service originally had four pumps at the scene from Royal Wootton Bassett, Cricklade, and Marlborough, while FBU members from Swindon were on strike from 5pm to 7pm. Two crews from Stratton are now in attendance.

A fire service spokesman said: "We have four pumps in attendance at Averies Waste in Swindon where 1,000 tonnes of general waste is on fire. Crews are fighting to contain the blaze.

"Large amounts of black smoke are currently rising from the site and local people are advised to keep doors and windows closed if they are concerned about the plume, especially if they have a pre-existing respiratory condition."

Nobody is thought to have been hurt in the blaze but paramedics are on scene to ensure the welfare of firefighters. 

Acting Inspector Barry Reed, from Wiltshire Police, said: "At the moment we have a large fire which the fire brigade are dealing with from a number of different angles, but due to the nature of the event, it is being considered a major incident and we are expecting to be here for several days. 

"At this stage, we haven't even started looking at the cause, we are just dealing with the incident. We're not ruling anything out or in. 

"What we would ask is that there are quite a few members of the public nearby - please could they make sure they give the emergency services the space they need. 

"We would also echo the words of advice from the fire service - people in Walcot should be aware of the smoke and keep their windows shut."

Averies Recycling recycle over 80 per cent of the waste brought into their transfer stations and provide a range of services including skip hire.  

 

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7:11pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Localboy86 says...

The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :) Localboy86
  • Score: 23

7:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Jason5223 says...

Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this. Jason5223
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Silvergeek says...

Look at the rubbish piled up, this should not be allowed it is a leisure, shopping and residential area.

It is time something was done about this eyesore and health hazard
Look at the rubbish piled up, this should not be allowed it is a leisure, shopping and residential area. It is time something was done about this eyesore and health hazard Silvergeek
  • Score: 28

8:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

jayrory says...

trust someone to have a dig at the firefighters, what a idiot, get a life mate, if you have done the job then you would know what they are up against
trust someone to have a dig at the firefighters, what a idiot, get a life mate, if you have done the job then you would know what they are up against jayrory
  • Score: 0

8:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Scrumpy1 says...

Totally disgusting 2nd time in the last year! I bet the fine they receive will be cheaper than properly disposing of the approx 1,000 tonnes of waste the correct way! Why are they allowed to stock pile so much waste?? It's a hazard & putting peoples lives at risk. They should be shut down and not allowed to trade in waste management again.
Totally disgusting 2nd time in the last year! I bet the fine they receive will be cheaper than properly disposing of the approx 1,000 tonnes of waste the correct way! Why are they allowed to stock pile so much waste?? It's a hazard & putting peoples lives at risk. They should be shut down and not allowed to trade in waste management again. Scrumpy1
  • Score: 31

8:11pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Jason5223 says...

jayrory wrote:
trust someone to have a dig at the firefighters, what a idiot, get a life mate, if you have done the job then you would know what they are up against
Lol. I have a life thanks. I'm not saying they shouldn't strike but when a recycling depot goes up in flames then perhaps they should suspend it for a while. I can't imagine there is a lot of sympathy from the local residents while they are choking on the smoke.
[quote][p][bold]jayrory[/bold] wrote: trust someone to have a dig at the firefighters, what a idiot, get a life mate, if you have done the job then you would know what they are up against[/p][/quote]Lol. I have a life thanks. I'm not saying they shouldn't strike but when a recycling depot goes up in flames then perhaps they should suspend it for a while. I can't imagine there is a lot of sympathy from the local residents while they are choking on the smoke. Jason5223
  • Score: 17

8:14pm Mon 21 Jul 14

becki26 says...

Clearly silvergreek likes to shop in rubbish tips!
have a thought for the people this affects someone could have been really hurt. Obv nothing better to do....
Clearly silvergreek likes to shop in rubbish tips! have a thought for the people this affects someone could have been really hurt. Obv nothing better to do.... becki26
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Mon 21 Jul 14

FiremanSam says...

Regardless
Regardless FiremanSam
  • Score: -2

8:49pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Poppyatstratton says...

Localboy86 wrote:
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
What is causing the smell of poop, I live in Stratton and it is disgusting. To make matters worse I work next door to averies
[quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)[/p][/quote]What is causing the smell of poop, I live in Stratton and it is disgusting. To make matters worse I work next door to averies Poppyatstratton
  • Score: 5

8:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

We are PANTS says...

Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!!
[quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!! We are PANTS
  • Score: 17

8:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

FiremanSam says...

Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
Jason, the crews will willingly suspend industrial action if there is an immediate risk to life. This is another "scrap-yard" fire and as such, there is no immediate risk to life. (Having to closing windows due to the smoke does not constitute an immediate risk to life). That extra 7 or 8 minutes would have no significant bearing whatsoever on the size of the fire; the subsequent smoke plume or fire damage bill to the owners. Yes seconds are vital, especially in domestic premises however here, we are talking about a scrap yard.

All incidents occurring during industrial action are monitored very carefully and any major incidents, particularly those where life is at risk, the fire crews WILL attend. Think yourself lucky, some Chief Fire Officers lock the striking firelighters out of the station. Here in Wiltshire the Chief does not as he knows his staff will mobilise when necessary.

Think what you will however please know your facts before trolling
[quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]Jason, the crews will willingly suspend industrial action if there is an immediate risk to life. This is another "scrap-yard" fire and as such, there is no immediate risk to life. (Having to closing windows due to the smoke does not constitute an immediate risk to life). That extra 7 or 8 minutes would have no significant bearing whatsoever on the size of the fire; the subsequent smoke plume or fire damage bill to the owners. Yes seconds are vital, especially in domestic premises however here, we are talking about a scrap yard. All incidents occurring during industrial action are monitored very carefully and any major incidents, particularly those where life is at risk, the fire crews WILL attend. Think yourself lucky, some Chief Fire Officers lock the striking firelighters out of the station. Here in Wiltshire the Chief does not as he knows his staff will mobilise when necessary. Think what you will however please know your facts before trolling FiremanSam
  • Score: 16

8:59pm Mon 21 Jul 14

FiremanSam says...

Localboy86 wrote:
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life!
[quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)[/p][/quote]And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life! FiremanSam
  • Score: -2

9:33pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Scrumpy1 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!!
I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!![/p][/quote]I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard. Scrumpy1
  • Score: 13

9:39pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Scrumpy1 says...

FiremanSam wrote:
Localboy86 wrote:
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life!
The firefighter are at risk! Also people with breathing problems ect.
[quote][p][bold]FiremanSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)[/p][/quote]And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life![/p][/quote]The firefighter are at risk! Also people with breathing problems ect. Scrumpy1
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

princesshelen68 says...

Well said Becki26 ....spare a thought for those that could have been injured or may now be unemployed....some people are just plain 'UGLY' inside !!
Well said Becki26 ....spare a thought for those that could have been injured or may now be unemployed....some people are just plain 'UGLY' inside !! princesshelen68
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Mon 21 Jul 14

becki26 says...

Scrumpy1 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!!
I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.
What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke..
[quote][p][bold]Scrumpy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!![/p][/quote]I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke.. becki26
  • Score: -4

10:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

bella165 says...

Poppyatstratton wrote:
Localboy86 wrote:
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
What is causing the smell of poop, I live in Stratton and it is disgusting. To make matters worse I work next door to averies
Its the farmers spreading poo/manure over there crops hth, the smoke was really bad could see the flames over the houses from walcot,glad no one was hurt,but been strugging to breathe since its happened tho
[quote][p][bold]Poppyatstratton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)[/p][/quote]What is causing the smell of poop, I live in Stratton and it is disgusting. To make matters worse I work next door to averies[/p][/quote]Its the farmers spreading poo/manure over there crops hth, the smoke was really bad could see the flames over the houses from walcot,glad no one was hurt,but been strugging to breathe since its happened tho bella165
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Scrumpy1 says...

becki26 wrote:
Scrumpy1 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!!
I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.
What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke..
Isn't Averies skips & Swindon Skip part of the same company? I may be wrong & sorry if I am but It was only 8 months ago since "Swindon skips fire at Cheney Manor, Wed 27 Nov 2013. The environmental agency should at least look into the safety at these yards and find out why these fires keep happening. Only saying
[quote][p][bold]becki26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scrumpy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!![/p][/quote]I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke..[/p][/quote]Isn't Averies skips & Swindon Skip part of the same company? I may be wrong & sorry if I am but It was only 8 months ago since "Swindon skips fire at Cheney Manor, Wed 27 Nov 2013. The environmental agency should at least look into the safety at these yards and find out why these fires keep happening. Only saying Scrumpy1
  • Score: 7

11:00pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Waster1 says...

becki26 wrote:
Scrumpy1 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
Jason5223 wrote:
Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill.

The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there.

Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.
They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!!
I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.
What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke..
Becki 26 - are you aware that the last scrap fire that took hold, got the Swindon Household Recycling Centre in Cheney Manor closed for about a week? The company that maintained that site are the same company (albeit a different name) that maintained this site.

Having worked a stone's throw away from their site I can confirm that the stench from the amount of waste building up over the past 12+ months is, at times unbearable - we've been unable to work with windows open. Let's not forget they're a waste management company and as such, should be disposing of the waste in the correct manner deemed relevant by law, not stock piling it without disposing. If we didn't dispose of our waste correctly we'd be subject to a £1,000 fine.

The Environmental Agency are the people who should crack down on this. I feel for the people that work for the company as it's now their livelihoods/jobs that are affected.
[quote][p][bold]becki26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scrumpy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jason5223[/bold] wrote: Shame that the fire stations in Swindon, Stratton and Westlea didn't break their strike for such a fire. The additional time spent getting crews from cricklade Bassett and especially Marlborough may have caused this to turn into a major incident. At the very least we might not have had the choking plume of smoke that we have across the town now. And the business owner may not have had such a large fire damage bill. The fire service always go on about how the vital seconds saved can save lives and property. Well it must have been an extra 7 or 8 mins at least to get the cricklade crew there, and Marlborough must have took an age to get there. Does not show the Wiltshire fire & rescue service in a good light after this.[/p][/quote]They will not have a large fire bill. In fact quite the opposite as they will save tens of thousands of pounds on Land fill tax!! Have a think on that one!![/p][/quote]I totally agree they will be saving thousands and costing the tax payers thousands, why haven't the environment agency looked into why they stock pile such large amounts of waste, they are suppose to dispose of it not pile it up. If I had paid for skips for the removal & disposal of waste I would be pretty annoyed knowing that it hadn't been disposed of correctly & that it would become a potential environmental hazard.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and clueless response as if they would want to have a fire and cause significant damage to their own company and property. Not to mention the amount of business they will loose! Why don't you have a moan about people sitting around doing nothing while tax payers pay out for that instead of ranting about good honest people trying to make a living. So quick to blame with out knowing the facts. Joke..[/p][/quote]Becki 26 - are you aware that the last scrap fire that took hold, got the Swindon Household Recycling Centre in Cheney Manor closed for about a week? The company that maintained that site are the same company (albeit a different name) that maintained this site. Having worked a stone's throw away from their site I can confirm that the stench from the amount of waste building up over the past 12+ months is, at times unbearable - we've been unable to work with windows open. Let's not forget they're a waste management company and as such, should be disposing of the waste in the correct manner deemed relevant by law, not stock piling it without disposing. If we didn't dispose of our waste correctly we'd be subject to a £1,000 fine. The Environmental Agency are the people who should crack down on this. I feel for the people that work for the company as it's now their livelihoods/jobs that are affected. Waster1
  • Score: 11

11:07pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Waster1 says...

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Scrumpy1, totally with you mate
http://www.swindonad vertiser.co.uk/news/ 10876150.Is_smoulder ing_Swindon_Skips_fi re_being_kept_alight _/ Scrumpy1, totally with you mate Waster1
  • Score: 5

11:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

there-their-they're says...

Desperate times call for desperate measures?... Well at least the usual putrid smell is temporarily replaced by smoke and nobody was hurt.
Desperate times call for desperate measures?... Well at least the usual putrid smell is temporarily replaced by smoke and nobody was hurt. there-their-they're
  • Score: 0

8:08am Tue 22 Jul 14

South Stand says...

FiremanSam wrote:
Localboy86 wrote:
The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)
And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life!
That could be said about every fire.....until someone is hurt. Think about it!
[quote][p][bold]FiremanSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: The smoke smells better than the smell of poop which was hanging over the town. Glad no one hurt :)[/p][/quote]And I quote... " No one hurt". Therefore - No risk to life![/p][/quote]That could be said about every fire.....until someone is hurt. Think about it! South Stand
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