Crews tackle waste blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS battled a waste compactor blaze in the early hours of Monday morning (February 20).

Crews from Parr Stocks and Newton-le-Willows used two hose jets to extinguish the blaze after being called to Suez Street, Newton-le-Willows, shortly after 3am.

The blaze was completely extinguished by about 4.30am.

Around a quarter of the mechanical compactor was left fire damaged. There were no reports of any injuries.