Posted: Fri 29th May 2020

Dampening down continues at landfill fire – air quality equipment installed and ‘levels are under national threshold’ for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 29th, 2020

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are still on scene at the Hafod Quarry landfill site to douse remaining hotspots.

Public Health Wales now advise that residents can leave their properties and open windows and doors as long as they are not affected by any further smoke or odours coming from the site. The roads that were closed are now in the process of being reopened.

Fire & Rescue Service onsite to continue application of water to dampen down and will continue to ensure site and public safety and expect to fully extinguish by some time tomorrow.

The smoke plume is now reported to be minimal and air quality equipment has been monitoring over night and today and levels are under the national threshold.

Wrexham Council have said, “Council officers are in regular communications with our partners in NRWF, Emergency Planning, Natural Resources Wales and Public Health Wales and we will continue this work for as long as required.”

“We would like to thank you for your continued cooperation during this incident.

“Please be aware that Wrexham Council has no connections to this site which is privately owned and operated. We do not use the facility for any of our household waste and have no financial interests in its operation. The site gained planning approval on appeal in 2004 by the Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate. The site is regulated by Natural Resources Wales.”

Further details from Natural Resources Wales is expected on the incident.

Top image: The fire yesterday afternoon, below image the fire the evening it took hold:

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