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Warning Issued To Nearby Residents Amid Fire Safety Concerns

Monday June 9 2014

Photo from Alistair Laban/SY Fire Twitter page Photo from Alistair Laban/SY Fire Twitter page

SAFETY guidelines have been issued to nearby residents as a week-long fire continues to blaze.

The wood chipping fire, at R Plevins and Sons in Crow Edge, started last Monday.

More than 3,000 litres of water per minute is being used to try to put it out, with fire crews building a makeshift lagoon at the site for water to run off into so it could be recycled and to alleviate concerns of stopping polluted water running into the River Don.

A spokesperson from Public Health England said: "Sheltering indoors provides protection from exposure to smoke, so we advise residents in any areas affected by smoke to keep doors and windows closed as much as possible to limit any exposure to smoke.

"Motorists who have to travel through any smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed."

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Reply Posted by Scrag on Monday June 9 2014 at 09:59
This is the second time this 'temporary' ( yeah right) huge pile of wood has caught fire. The cost of trying put it out must be huge. It's been throwing smoke over residents for a week now. When are we going to hear some news about who? Why? How? And the outcome of an investigation? This isn't the first time!

Reply Posted by niki on Monday June 9 2014 at 10:40
Not mentioning how poisonous it is n its not just wood there burning. Its disgusting how much they keep getting away with wat there doing.

Reply Posted by sid on Monday June 9 2014 at 10:59
You should all ask for a meeting with H&S Exec. If thats a no go, then you should all write seperate letters to them asking about Risk Assessment. Dont just sit on it. Act while the fires hot...scuse the pun.

Reply Posted by John neely on Monday June 9 2014 at 14:46
Dose anyone know if roads are closed again up there like last time ?

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