Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackle big blaze at landfill site
from across the area spent over three hours tackling a big blaze
at a waste landfill site near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (November
hundred tonnes of green waste went up in flames at the Walpole
Landfill Site in Puriton shortly before 11.30am.
crews from Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea and Street were sent to
the scene, as pictured here.
found around 10% of 2,000 tonnes of green waste well alight and
smouldering," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
crews initially tried extinguishing the fire with water jets before
they requested the help of two appliances from Burnham-On-Sea
plus an incident support unit from Street.
at the waste site used a mechanical digger to create a fire break
while the firefighters damped down the hot spots. The cause of
the blaze is believed to be accidental.