More than a hundred bales of recyclable plastics and aluminium were destroyed in the massive fire that spread across a large field near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay Tuesday night.
This is according to Green VI who said they have been collecting the items and storing them in the area for months.
“The significant impact to our work is the destruction of 98 bales of plastic recyclables and eight bales of aluminium awaiting export. This represents many months of hard work, and we are saddened by the set-back,” Green VI said in a late-night statement on Tuesday.
Green VI staff and a resident living nearby reported that a fire “mysteriously started in dry bush that was being stored for chipping into mulch for farmers”.
In the meantime, Green VI said no one was injured and none of its equipment was damaged in the fire. The equipment was located away from the burned area.
Fighters were whipped into action Tuesday night to respond to a massive fire that engulfed a fenced field near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay.
Video footage sent to our news centre shows that the fire spanned a great distance and blazed several feet in the air.
The location of the blaze is believed to an area where where recyclable items are stored.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but eyewitnesses told our news centre they noticed the blaze some time after 7 pm.
It took firefighters several minutes to respond at the scene and an even longer time to contain the fire, eyewitnesses say. Police have since cordoned the area and multiple fire trucks were observed on location trying to out the blaze.
There are no known reported injuries from this incident.
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