Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are still attending a fire at a landfill site at Wareham which started at around 5pm on Sunday 31 August.
It involves approximately 10,000 cubic metres of non-hazardous landfill at Viridor’s Trigon landfill site (which manages non-hazardous household and business waste), at Bere Lane.
Viridor has confirmed that good progress has been made and that the fire at Trigon Landfill is under control.
Three crews from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service remain on site working alongside Viridor employees, using water and sand to suppress and extinguish the fire.
Viridor operatives are also installing a precautionary fire break in the site to minimise the risk of any further spread.
Craig Baker, Area Manager for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Huge progress has been made on site over the last 24 hours extinguishing and smothering the fire, thanks to the hard work of the fire crews and Viridor staff. I would anticipate a fire service presence on site for another one-to-two days.
Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs for Viridor, said: “Our colleagues continue to work closely with the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service to fully control and extinguish this fire, and with the Environment Agency to manage the situation safely and effectively. We’ll continue to keep local parties and our customers updated.”