South Wales Wood Recycling defends its operations amid site fire
A wood recycling company based in South Wales is appealing for information following a major fire at its site. Anyone who comes forward with useful information relating to the cause of the fire is being offered a cash reward.
The fire has been labelled as “suspicious” by the owners of South Wales Wood Recycling, which began to blaze in the early hours of Monday 19 last week. The kindle began in a pile of wood chips and spread further throughout the site.
Firefighters were still at the site in Heol Llan, Bridgend, on Friday as the fire went into its fifth day. Initial investigations are now being carried out by the fire service.
South Wales Wood Recycling (SWWR) has released a statement on its Facebook page saying it ‘needs support’ from the local community and not more ‘negativity’, as the firm has been heavily criticised for the fire.
The company has been left concerned following the outbreak of such a major fire and has said it is now committed to tackling the issue and finding out how exactly it was allowed to happen.
The announcement went on to say: “[SWWR] continually invests in meeting and surpassing all government, environmental and safety guidelines and regulations on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.”
However, since the blaze broke out, the local authority of Bridgend County Borough Council has said the firm is currently under investigation for previous planning breaches and has already been fined for breaching regulations surrounding its operation hours.
SWWR is offering a unspecified cash reward for anyone who can provide useful information regarding how the fire broke out.
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