Blaze at Hapton waste firm

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FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a Hapton waste firm last night.

Crews were called to Enviro Skips, at Hapton Valley Colliery, off Accrington Road, around 7 p.m. where a 30ft. pile of waste in a transfer station had set alight.

Company staff used specialist machinery to help firefighters move 20 tons of rubbish so they could put out the flames.

Crew manager Rick Courtney, from Burnley fire station, praised quick-thinking staff who called 999.

He said the fire was being treated as accidental.