A fire broke out at a waste electrical recycling plant in Grantham in Lincolnshire this morning.
It was caused by an electrical fault in a piece of fridge recycling machinery at a facility owned by Envirocom. The £10 million recycling and reuse plant has the capacity to treat around 100,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) every year.
The fire has now been extinguished completely after six fire crews were called to the site. All staff were evacuated from the site as soon as the fire was detected and no one was injured, Envirocom said in a statement.
It added: “There will be minimal interruption for our customers and we will be maintaining our fridge recycling capacity by diverting some customer deliveries to our fridge plant in the West Midlands.
“The Environment Agency are on site at the moment in order to review the situation and confirm we can maintain normal operation across the plant. Other than that, it will be business as normal.”