Viridor has confirmed that the fire at the Trigon Landfill site in Wareham is now out.
Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs for Viridor, said: “We would like to thank the Dorset Fire and Rescue team who did a fantastic job getting this fire extinguished with a clear strategy and a professional and efficient team”.
Viridor is now managing the cooling phase, which includes digging through the burnt waste to remove any hotspots and continuing to saturate the site with water. During this period, the site will be on 24-hour watch and managed by James Rosewell, Trigon Site Manager supported by Viridor’s Technical & Environmental Manager, Tim Bigelow who has had a 21-year career in fire fighting and worked alongside the Dorset Fire and Rescue team to suppress the fire.
Also on site are the Environment Agency and Viridor’s Engineering and Compliance Teams, who will be looking for information as to how the fire may have started and working towards ensuring that the site is safe and compliant to reopen.