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1,000 tonnes of waste on fire at Bourne recycling plant

By LWallace_LE  |  Posted: September 14, 2012

Echo reader Simon Woolley snapped smoke billowing from the plant

Echo reader Simon Woolley snapped smoke billowing from the plant

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Firefighters are battling a blaze at a recycling plant in Bourne where a thousand tonnes of waste is on fire. 

Rubber and metal are some of the materials which have gone up in flames at BW Riddle Engine Recycling, in South Fen Road.

Fire engines from Bourne, Market Deeping, Stamford, Corby Glen, Donington, Spalding, Billingborough, Crowland, Grantham and Sleaford were called to fire which broke out at 1pm. 

A water carrier from Holbeach is also in attendance, along with other specialist equipment from Gainsborough and Boston. 

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