Firefighters called to tip blaze

A large fire broke out at a tip yard.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:48 pm
Fire service

Firefighters from Leigh were called to the blaze involving 20 tonnes of recyclable waste at the Viridor waste facility on Arley Way, Atherton, at 8.59pm last night, Monday.

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The crews were on scene for around an hour and a half and created a fire break by digging some of the waste out to stop the fire spreading while they extinguished it.

The cause of the fire is unknown.