Louth’s GBM Waste Management blaze is finally extinguished after five days



The major blaze at the GBM Waste Management building on Louth’s Fairfield Industrial Estate, which was first reported on Monday morning (September 1), has finally been resolved today after a five day battle against the fire.

Although most of the fire had been dealt with earlier in the week, ‘hot spots’ had remained present within the building.

One wall was knocked down today in order to allow firefighters to deal with the final pockets of fire, and the case was closed by the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue team at 2.51pm today. It is now up to the owners of the building to decide whether to attempt reconstructing the building, or to demolish what’s left of it.

An electrical fault has been determined as the cause of the blaze, and the building contained a baler and various plant machinery.

Initially, six crews from Binbrook, Louth, North Somercotes and Grimsby had attended the GBM Waste Management premises in Bolingbroke Road, and stayed there throughout the day. An Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Skegness was used to help fire crews get the blaze was under control.

GBM has thanked members of the public for their kind wishes and understanding.

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