Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Fire at Grundon waste centre
Published 23/06/14



A FIRE ripped through a waste site near Ewelme on Saturday evening.

There was a huge pall of black smoke over the Grundon plant in Goulds Grove as the blaze raged and firefighters spent much of the night bringing the blaze under control.

A 200m cordon was set up around the site as the fire was declared a major incident by the emergency services.

Residents as far away as Sonning Common and Nettlebed were advised to keep their windows and doors shut as a precaution.

Ten fire appliances and several support appliances were called to the scene.

A spokesman for the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “This was an accidental fire caused by rags impregnated with grease, affected by sunlight.”

The firefighters were supported by colleagues from Buckinghamshire as well as Thames Valley Police, the Environment Agency, Oxfordshire County Council’s emergency planning team, South Oxfordshire District Council, Grundon, Thames Water, the National Chemicals Emergency Centre and the voluntary sector.

Nigel Wilson, fire and rescue incident commander, said: “I would like to pay tribute to all those who played a part in dealing with a challenging situation in such a professional and effective way.”


Published 23/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Boat Race disaster almost made me quit
Couple must pay £2m to friend paralysed in fall
Russians order seizure of mansion
Man dies after Caversham car accident
Could Roman temple be buried in woods?
More frequent shuttle service welcomed
Network Rail considers new gantries
Driven out by air pollution
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Flotilla marks the start of Chelsea Fringe
Rain didn't dampen spirits at Vintage Festival
Independent schools set to merge
New Townlands turned me away
Let’s make things happen, says Mayor
Record breaking summer for Henley in Bloom
Henley peer calls for Britain to stay in EU
Probe launched after dressing room incident
I watched Harry Potter during brain surgery
"Total of new homes needed overestimated"
Boat Race disaster almost made me quit
More frequent shuttle service welcomed
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Red Kites victorious at Madejski Stadium
Parkrun applies for Town Council grant
Bingo’s back
Draw winners
5ft 1in, but she’s in charge
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717