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Deeside plant suffers second blaze in three days

Published date: 23 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A HUGE recycled newsprint plant suffered a second fire in less than 48 hours.

Fire crews were called to UPM Shotton’s site on Deeside Industrial Park after woodchips ignited in the early hours of Friday.

The fire came just days after a blaze at the same site on Weighbridge Road on Wednesday morning.

Two North Wales Fire and Rescue Service engines from Deeside were called to
UPM shortly after midnight on Friday to deal with burning woodchips.

Further relief crews from Flint and Buckl ey were called to assist officers.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire involved 700 tonnes of woodchips smouldering outside the building. Officers used three main jets to extinguish the flames.

Fire crews remained at the site throughout the night and returned to the scene later on Friday to ensure the fire had not reignited.

A statement from UPM Shotton said following the small fire in the wood yard, a small portion reignited as it was moved to a storage area. UPM Shotton's on site fire tender and first response team attended and dealt with the incident.

David Ingham, general manager said: “We will continue to monitor the material and remove material away from the remainder of on site biomass. Normal manufacturing operations on site remain unaffected.”

Two days earlier crews from Deeside, Flint, Wrexham, Rhyl and Chester attended to tackle a fire threatening 1,000 tonnes of woodchips at UPM.

About 26 firefighters fought to control the blaze.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service staff said the fire on Wednesday was a result of spontaneous combustion.

No one was reported hurt in either incident.

UPM Shotton is the UK’s biggest recycler of newspapers and magazines.

It recycles about 640,000 tonnes of recovered paper per year at its Deeside base.

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