1st Nov, 2020

Fire service helps remove hundreds of 'hazardous' tyres at Lakeside Industrial Estate

Harry Leach 1st Jul, 2020

FIREFIGHTERS recently teamed up with the Environmental Agency to remove hundreds of tyres in Redditch.

Nicknamed ‘tyre mountain’, the clean up took place at Lakeside Industrial Estate to prevent a serious fire breaking out.

The tyres had built up over a long period of time, with neighbouring businesses reporting children climbing unsafely on the pile.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue commander, John Elsworth, said: “Despite the lockdown we’re delighted to have supported the Environment Agency in achieving such a successful solution.

“The tyre removal has not only reduced the risk to the community but also supported the local business world and demonstrated our reputation as a community-focused and effective service.

“I want to thank our Redditch fire crews for their professionalism in this successful outcome.”

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