Crews called back to Gremista landfill fire
Fire crews were this morning called back to the landfill site at the Gremista waste management plant.
The brigade was first called yesterday to deal with a rubbish fire when staff at the plant noticed smoke coming from the tip when they turned up for work yesterday morning. Crews were on the scene most of yesterday to bring the fire under control.
But overnight the fire seems to have been fanned by the wind with smoke billowing over Gremista, the power station and beyond. The fire service were alerted again just before 6am.
This morning the service confirmed that four appliances were in attendance and crews wearing breath apparatus and using hose jets were trying to extinguish the fire.
Fire sometimes breaks out spontaneously in landfills as the pressure of rubbish raises the temperature to ignition point.