Arson attack at Burnley recycling centre

An arson attack has been carried out at a commercial premises in Burnley.

Monday, 23rd April 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2018, 11:11 am
Fire crews attended

Fire crews were called to the Burnley Recycling Centre in Balderstone Lane, Briercliffe, where two large recycling containers had been set alight at around 5-30am this morning.

The cause of the fire is being treated as deliberate and an investigation has been launched.

Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire and were still at the site for sometime afterwards.

The site, which is open from 8am to 5pm on Mondays to Sundays, was locked up and no-one was at the site when fire crews arrived, a fire spokesman said.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "There are still pockets of smoke and damage to two scrap metal containers on the site.

"We are treating the cause of the fire as deliberate and waiting for staff to arrive to access the CCTV. An investigation is still ongoing."