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‘Crazy’ fire at St Paul’s Cray recycling plant - again

PUBLISHED: 12:29 05 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:49 05 February 2014

The Waste4Fuel plant, in St Paul’s Cray, caught fire for the third time in 2014 early this morning.

Two firecrews from Sidcup were called 4.15am to put out deep seated pockets of fire in what is a repeat of another blaze on December 30 at the same recycling plant.

According to one firefighter, who wished not to be named, the fire was “crazy”, even though “less than five per cent of the 15,000 tonnes of waste was alight”.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “It is difficult to gain access to the site of the fire.

“I imagine we will be down there for the remainder of the afternoon.”

The site on Crittal’s Corner has already caught fire twice this year.

James Cleverly, chairman of London fire and emergency planning authority, highlighted publicly in December how fires at the Waste4Fuel plant are “a significant drain on the Brigade’s time” and “huge waste of taxpayers’ money”.

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