Crews tackle landfill fire on Bristol Road, Bridgwater

Written by on June 9, 2021

FIVE fire engines attended a fire at a landfill site yesterday afternoon (June 8).

Once firefighters from Bridgwater arrived on the scene, they asked for more engines to help with the incident.

Pumps from Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Taunton, Martock, Nether Stowey, and Street were called to the blaze on Bristol Road, Bridgwater.

The fire broke out round 4.40pm.

“The fire involved general waste and measured approximately 20 by 20 meters,” said a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.

“The fire was capped by on site diggers and crews used three main jets to prevent fire spread.

“Crews also attended a second time this evening to ensure the fire was completely out.

“The cause is believed to be accidental.”

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