FIRE crews have remained at Hills Waste recycling centre in Compton Bassett overnight after a large blaze broke out yesterday at about 6pm (9/6).

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said multiple crews from across Wiltshire attended the scene where approximately 10,000 sq metres of material was on fire.


A spokesperson for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue told us this morning: "Crews have remained on scene overnight with the high volume pump being used to supply water to three monitors and three hose reel jets.

"The focus remains on stopping the fire spread and reducing the smoke plume to assist with day time operations.

"Residents are still advised to close windows and doors."

A spokesperson for Hills Waste Solutions gave us the following statement : "A fire was detected on the Lower Compton landfill site at 18:00pm Sunday 10th June.

"The incident is ongoing and emergency services are in attendance. The landfill site has been temporarily closed, but all other operations on site are open.

"We are working with the Fire & Rescue Service, and other agencies, to bring the fire under control. There has been no personal injury or damage to property as a result of the fire. Advice from the Fire & Rescue Service is for local residents to keep windows and doors closed during the incident."


This morning DWFRS published the following -Update on landfill fire at #ComptonBassett - Two crews remain on scene, working jointly with on site staff to smother the fire. We expect to be on site for the foreseeable.

Images courtesy of DWFRS and Leigh Randell









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