UPDATE: Firefighters put out huge blaze at Armstrongs in Horwich

The Bolton News: Firefighters at Armstrongs in Horwich Firefighters at Armstrongs in Horwich

A LARGE blaze at Armstrongs recycling plant in Horwich has been successfully put out by firefighters.

More than 35 firefighters battled the flames which engulfed about 45 tonnes of household waste at the firm's warehouse last night.

Crews arrived on the scene at about 5pm and poured 6,000 litres of water onto the waste to put out the fire.

They left the scene at about 11pm.

This was the second fire at Armstrongs this year.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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9:36am Fri 27 Dec 13

Brumas says...

Armstrongs getting ready to move out then? Burn the stuff rather than move it,
same old, same old.
Armstrongs getting ready to move out then? Burn the stuff rather than move it, same old, same old. Brumas

10:05am Fri 27 Dec 13

vicric87 says...

Surprise surprise. Same thing all the time. How many fires does this make it now? These guys need police investigating because the whole of Horwich knows what they're doing.
Surprise surprise. Same thing all the time. How many fires does this make it now? These guys need police investigating because the whole of Horwich knows what they're doing. vicric87

10:54am Fri 27 Dec 13

Rumpolerai says...

The entire site is an absolute disgrace. The company owners have no regard for local residents and their families whilst they stock pile more waste than the can actually process.
The owners should be ashmed of themselves and look at how they can manage the waste they take instead of being so greedy that they can't cope.
What should be noted is that a large number of residents are in the process of taking legal action against this shamble of a company!
The entire site is an absolute disgrace. The company owners have no regard for local residents and their families whilst they stock pile more waste than the can actually process. The owners should be ashmed of themselves and look at how they can manage the waste they take instead of being so greedy that they can't cope. What should be noted is that a large number of residents are in the process of taking legal action against this shamble of a company! Rumpolerai

11:44am Fri 27 Dec 13

GBRGBR says...

Pile it high then it catches fire - suppose it is a sort of recycling ?
Pile it high then it catches fire - suppose it is a sort of recycling ? GBRGBR

12:37pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Extraordinary that Armstrong's are still in the business, must be the bungs.
Extraordinary that Armstrong's are still in the business, must be the bungs. Beyond News Forum

1:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

boydell says...

I hope Armstrongs are getting the bill for YET another fire. I would hate to think that MY and others council tax is being used. When are the authorities going to admit that they actually KNOW that these fires are being started by guess who. There is no need for yet another investigation, we all know who is at fault. The sooner they are given the boot by Bolton council the better. I say good riddance to them if they ever decide to leave...and they can take all there rubbish, flies and rats with them.
I hope Armstrongs are getting the bill for YET another fire. I would hate to think that MY and others council tax is being used. When are the authorities going to admit that they actually KNOW that these fires are being started by guess who. There is no need for yet another investigation, we all know who is at fault. The sooner they are given the boot by Bolton council the better. I say good riddance to them if they ever decide to leave...and they can take all there rubbish, flies and rats with them. boydell

2:13pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Brumas says...

They are deffinately going to move, but when? Whenever it is it is not soon enough from that particular site, but they will only move their opperations to Montcliffe Quarry, again in Horwich. Then all the contamination from there will leach into the watertable and just what that will do, no one knows. To cap it all they will get a fortune for the land they leave in the loco works, because, if you saw it a few weeks ago, the area will be built on with lots of houses according to HORWICH VISION in their presentation.
They are deffinately going to move, but when? Whenever it is it is not soon enough from that particular site, but they will only move their opperations to Montcliffe Quarry, again in Horwich. Then all the contamination from there will leach into the watertable and just what that will do, no one knows. To cap it all they will get a fortune for the land they leave in the loco works, because, if you saw it a few weeks ago, the area will be built on with lots of houses according to HORWICH VISION in their presentation. Brumas

5:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Rupert T Bear says...

.... can the BEN confirm whether a chip pan, dog or lizard were in anyway connected to this incident?
.... can the BEN confirm whether a chip pan, dog or lizard were in anyway connected to this incident? Rupert T Bear

3:48am Sat 28 Dec 13

Eric Draven says...

Enough ! I live within spitting distance of this site, smell is atrocious, traffic, driver attitudes, and these 'incidents' are now BEYOND a joke. I don't care which council is responsible they need to sort this once and for all. Either fine them effectively, move them or shut them down ! How many times can this be brushed under the carpet ?? I know Armstrong's will have a huge say in the Loco Work redevelopment as they own a vast amount of the earmarked land, so it begs the question whether the council are just seeing pound signs from potentially 1800 new council tax payments ? Grow a set and send out a message that says enough is enough. Not a case of NIMBY, I think we can now safely say this company is not fit to be operating in any built up area.
Enough ! I live within spitting distance of this site, smell is atrocious, traffic, driver attitudes, and these 'incidents' are now BEYOND a joke. I don't care which council is responsible they need to sort this once and for all. Either fine them effectively, move them or shut them down ! How many times can this be brushed under the carpet ?? I know Armstrong's will have a huge say in the Loco Work redevelopment as they own a vast amount of the earmarked land, so it begs the question whether the council are just seeing pound signs from potentially 1800 new council tax payments ? Grow a set and send out a message that says enough is enough. Not a case of NIMBY, I think we can now safely say this company is not fit to be operating in any built up area. Eric Draven

5:17pm Sat 28 Dec 13

wsw69 says...

Horwich doesn't need 1800 new homes. Horwich doesn't need Armstrong's either. It not only stinks rife of 5 H 1 T around there, it also stinks rife of backhanders and dodgy dealings.

Bolton Council and the police are inept in dealing with this rough shod abysmal outfit.

They should have been billed Greater Manchester Fire Service for all the 'fires' they have had over how many years in excess of £100,000 for appliance turnouts and times appliances are at that hovel of a dodgy site.
Horwich doesn't need 1800 new homes. Horwich doesn't need Armstrong's either. It not only stinks rife of 5 H 1 T around there, it also stinks rife of backhanders and dodgy dealings. Bolton Council and the police are inept in dealing with this rough shod abysmal outfit. They should have been billed Greater Manchester Fire Service for all the 'fires' they have had over how many years in excess of £100,000 for appliance turnouts and times appliances are at that hovel of a dodgy site. wsw69

12:26am Mon 30 Dec 13

northernsoul16 says...

Really believe Armstrongs should be made to pay call-out costs and ANY overtime bills for this .
Really believe Armstrongs should be made to pay call-out costs and ANY overtime bills for this . northernsoul16

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