Firefighters tackle blaze at Milton Keynes recycling plant

Bucks Fire and Rescue service sent four engines to the incident in an attempt to extinguish the fire.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:50 pm

At around 11:50pm last night (March 22) firefighters limited the blaze from the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park in Old Wolverton.

Everyone in the building was accounted for as firefighters used a series of appliances to manage the spread of the fire.

A spokesperson for the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters used four main jets, four sets of breathing apparatus, a turntable ladder and four fans. On-site machinery was used to remove waste from the building.

Firefighters extinguished a fire at Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park in the early hours on March 23

"The incident started to be scaled down at about 4am. Relief crews arrived to continue turning over waste and damping it down."

The Recovery Park, turns waste into renewable energy, creating enough energy to power the equivalent of 11,000 homes. The plant is big enough to handle between 120,000 and 132,000 tonnes of waste each year.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.