Fire crews tackle serious fire at Blue Haze landfill site between Ringwood and Verwood

UPDATED: Fire crews tackle serious fire at a Hampshire landfill site

UPDATED: Fire crews tackle serious fire at a Hampshire landfill site

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a serious fire at a Hampshire landfill site.

At 3.11am firefighters om Hampshire and Dorset were called to the Blue Haze landfill site off the A3081 between Ringwood and Verwood.

There were large plumes of smoke billowing from the scene near the Ebblake Industrial Estate.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze had been brought under control but crews remained at the scene dampening down but the .

The spokesman said: “The fire involves an area of non-hazardous waste approximately two acres in size and around 35 firefighters have worked to contain the fire and bring it under control.

"The crews have worked with the site operator Veolia to create breaks in the material and prevent any further spread. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

"Though smoke from the fire may be visible in the local area, it is not believed to present any threat to health. However, members of the public in the area should be aware of the possible effects of smoke, particularly on the elderly, young and those with existing medical conditions such as asthma."

No road closures are in place.

There are currently five fire engines and two fire service support vehicles at the scene.

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12:22pm Sat 26 Jul 14

southy says...

Its got the right name "Blue Haze"
Its got the right name "Blue Haze" southy
  • Score: -3

2:24pm Sat 26 Jul 14

comicool says...

As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's? comicool
  • Score: -5

2:36pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

comicool wrote:
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
And he hasn't polished his boots.How standards have slipped.
Unbelievable.
[quote][p][bold]comicool[/bold] wrote: As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?[/p][/quote]And he hasn't polished his boots.How standards have slipped. Unbelievable. Balsamic
  • Score: 3

2:49pm Sat 26 Jul 14

melting pot says...

they want to massively increase the size of the site too. cant even control what they've got let alone a bigger site
they want to massively increase the size of the site too. cant even control what they've got let alone a bigger site melting pot
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

Balsamic wrote:
comicool wrote:
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
And he hasn't polished his boots.How standards have slipped.
Unbelievable.
That's a **** siphoning diesel out the tank
[quote][p][bold]Balsamic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]comicool[/bold] wrote: As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?[/p][/quote]And he hasn't polished his boots.How standards have slipped. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]That's a **** siphoning diesel out the tank Zexagon
  • Score: 3

4:20pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Thicktrucker says...

comicool wrote:
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
Clearly no officer on site at time of picture to instruct him!
[quote][p][bold]comicool[/bold] wrote: As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?[/p][/quote]Clearly no officer on site at time of picture to instruct him! Thicktrucker
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

How bout gypo then if p1key isn't acceptable
How bout gypo then if p1key isn't acceptable Zexagon
  • Score: 2

7:21pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Superior Being says...

comicool wrote:
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
are you serious.........mayb
e you should know he's not in the inner cordon then.

quite a strange thing to comment on, on the echo website.
[quote][p][bold]comicool[/bold] wrote: As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?[/p][/quote]are you serious.........mayb e you should know he's not in the inner cordon then. quite a strange thing to comment on, on the echo website. Superior Being
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Not surprised there was a fire at a landfill site with this heatwave.
Not surprised there was a fire at a landfill site with this heatwave. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

11:57pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

comicool wrote:
As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?
As an ex firefighter I would have though you could work that out for yourself? Stifling heat, out of the risk area, just arrived or packing up to go home, just a few suggestions as it seems you have switched off since leaving the service...
[quote][p][bold]comicool[/bold] wrote: As an ex fireman/fighter I was never allowed to work without a helmet on, where is the pump operator's?[/p][/quote]As an ex firefighter I would have though you could work that out for yourself? Stifling heat, out of the risk area, just arrived or packing up to go home, just a few suggestions as it seems you have switched off since leaving the service... Solent Soul
  • Score: 1

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