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burgess hill tip fireBurgess Hill Household Waste Recycling Site open As Usual For Residents Following Fire

5th August 2016
By West Sussex County Council

Residents are advised that they can visit the Household Waste Recycling Site at Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill, as normal today.

A fire broke out at the site last night (Thursday 4 August).

The site was safely evacuated and no-one was injured.

Initial predictions were that the site would be closed to the public today but due to the hard work by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews overnight the site has been assessed as safe for the public to use.

Mid Sussex District Council has advised that residents’ refuse and recycling will still be collected, although collection times may be slightly later than usual.

The fire took part in the residual waste storage area of the site. This remains closed with scheduled deliveries being advised of alternative arrangements.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 20:16 with a total of 11 appliances attending to fight the fire.

Crews were shortly on the scene along with colleagues from SECAMB, Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and the Viridor on site management team.

The fire was brought under control by 21:30 and the appliances left the scene at approximately 03:30 this morning (Friday 5 August).

The Environment Agency and Viridor’s UK compliance team will now conduct a review of the likely causes of the fire, along with West Sussex Fire and Rescue who will offer support and advice.




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