Firefighters put out blazes at Hartlepool's Niramax plant

Firefighters tackled two fires at Hartlepool's Niramax plant today

Sunday, 17th September 2017, 8:43 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th September 2017, 8:50 pm
The smoke from the fire can be seen for several miles.

Smoke could be seen for several miles as the fires burned, with five fire crews in attendance.

A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: "We were called to a report of a fire at Niramax, on Windermere Road in Hartlepool.

"Five fire appliances were in attendance to the report of a fire on a conveyor belt and a rubbish pile fire.

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"There was 30% fire damage to the conveyor belt and a quantity of rubbish was destroyed.

"The last two fire appliances left the scene at 4.51pm."