Fire in travellers site in North Stifford

CREWS have been called to tackle a blaze involving a rubbish pile spread across 60m x 30m on a travellers site.

Firefighters arriving at the scene reported that half the mixed rubbish pile was well alight and they set to work using two hose reels to extinguish flames.

At 21:46 hrs on Wednesday evening (July 16th), the incident commander requested an additional appliance to assist at the scene for extra water.

The fire was under control by 22:04 hrs with crews using three hose reels, one main jet and a water relay as firefighting operations continue.

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