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Building Fire MP x 25 ALP x 2 Incident
00:06 01/07/10Wastecare, Wakefield Road, Garforth LeedsThe
company specialises in handling hazardous waste and "difficult"
non-hazardous waste that cannot be put in a landfill site. This
includes chemicals, batteries, fluorescent tubing, vegetable oils,
printing and photographic, dry cleaning, electrical, catering,
packaging and toxic waste. South and North Yorkshire along with Foam
from Greater Manchester Fire Service assisted West Yorkshire appliances
at the incident.
The fire was stopped from spreading to a nearby sorting office and
residential properties. The crews used water jets and foam attack.The
fire service said three firefighters were admitted to hospital
for a check-up. The blaze had been brought under control by 1300
BST.Guests at the Holiday Inn spent the night at other hotels and
houses in Hawthorn Terrace were evacuated.All major roads that converge
on the Garforth roundabout, including the A63 Selby Road and A642
Wakefield Road, were closed.
There were approximately 24,000 litres of alcohol in tanks at the centre which started the fire.
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Blaze hits mail deliveries in Kippax and Methley