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.