Four day fire at Carr Hill still being investigated more than a week after it was extinguished

An investigation into the cause of a four day fire at the Carr Hill recycling centre is still ongoing, more than a week after the fire was put out. 

On the evening of April 5th, eight fire crews were called to a large fire at a recycling centre in Balby, Doncaster. 

The inferno, which broke out at the Morris Metals plant, raged for four days.

Firefighters managed to quickly contain the spread of the blaze to the warehouse where it originally started.

The fire destroyed millions of pounds worth of specialist machinery as well as piles of recycled metal.

Residents in and around the area were urged by officers to keep their windows and doors closed, due to the smoke levels. 

At its height there were 12 fire engines on sight, with an aerial appliance also present.

Local resident Millie Mather, 18 who lives on Tickhill Road, said the fire was “shocking and concerning.”

She added that she was worried about the smoke and its impact on both the workers involved, and the surrounding environment.  

The smoke drifted over the area and could be seen from up to 50 miles away.

She says she is still “wary”, but is thankful that no one was injured. 

The incident has now been handed over to the Doncaster Council along with other partner agencies, who have been supporting the site owners in recovering from the fire. 

South Yorkshire Police said: “We’d like to thank local people for their patience, our partner agencies for their support, and our firefighters for their amazing work during a really challenging incident.” 

The fire was fully extinguished by the 8th of April, however the cause is still unknown and will continue to be investigated.

Written by Tia Xiourouppas

Hi there! Im Tia and I am a first-year journalism student! I'm not completely sure what type of journalism I'd prefer to go into; my two greatest interests being politics and fashion means my career options don't always go hand in hand. Instead, I'm waiting to try out all modes of journalism and see what suits me best!

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Written by Tia Xiourouppas

Hi there! Im Tia and I am a first-year journalism student! I'm not completely sure what type of journalism I'd prefer to go into; my two greatest interests being politics and fashion means my career options don't always go hand in hand. Instead, I'm waiting to try out all modes of journalism and see what suits me best!
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