Hereford & Worcester

Lawrence Recycling fire in Kidderminster extinguished

Fire at Lawrence Recycling building on the Vale Industrial Estate in Kidderminster
Image caption The fire at the recycling plant on Lawrence Road started on 17 June

A fire burning at a recycling plant since June has finally been put out.

The blaze at Lawrence Recycling in Kidderminster broke out on 16 June as a result of spontaneous combustion.

Demolition of part of the site began last month in an effort to extinguish the fire, which at its height was tackled by 80 firefighters.

A spokesperson from Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said crews confirmed the fire was fully extinguished on Tuesday night.

Mark Preece from the service said last month the presumed cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion from heat generated while the waste at the plant was being processed.

The work to demolish two of three fire-damaged bays began on 24 July and was predicted to take several weeks.

Demolition contractors DSM said "hotspots" on the site would slow the process down.

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