Inferno at Suffolk waste recycling centre


First published in Ipswich Star on September 16, 2017.

AN INVESTIGATION will begin today into the cause of an inferno which tore through a Suffolk recycling centre.

Fire investigators will start work after more than 60 firefighters last night tackled a massive blaze at Sackers in Great Blakenham – with smoke and flames from the fire seen for miles around.

Drivers said they could see smoke plumes and bright orange flames from the A14.

Trains from Suffolk to London were stopped in both directions due to the fire’s proximity to the railway line.

Resident Nicholas Emerick, who watched the fire take hold close to his home last night, said: “It’s absolutely huge, this fire.

“Everyone has been stood out here watching because it’s just so big and you keep hearing these explosions and really loud bangs from inside.

“The flames were as high as some of these houses.”

Continue reading (via Ipswich Star)

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