Peat on fire in Ellesmere Port

04/05/2017 - 20:29

Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port

One fire engine from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters tackled a severe fire involving around 300 tonnes of peat. The radiated heat affected around 12 shipping containers. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used three main jets to bring the blaze under control. A full check of the peat and the containers was then undertaken with a thermal imaging camera. The crews were at the scene for just under four hours with firefighters reattending the fire ground this morning to ensure there were no further hot spots that could break out.

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Last updated: Friday 05 May 2017