Residents urged to be vigilant after fire at Breitmate recycling center



Parents are being asked to keep track of where their children are, while residents have been urged to remain vigilant in the aftermath of nuisance fires.

Firefighters were called to the recycling plant for the sixth time on Sunday night.



It is believed that the fire was intentionally set by the youths.

Firefighters received a call at 7.15 pm after flames were seen from Oakenbottom Road in Breitmet.



Firefighters extinguished the fire at the Chadwick Recycling Plant for about an hour.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Two breathing apparatuses were committed to the one-story building.



“It was about 25m by 10m. There was also hosiery.

“All the three devices worked for 60 minutes to deal with the incident.

“They conducted a thorough search of the building to make sure no youth were still inside.”

The firefighter said: “This is the sixth time the fire service has been mobilized for an incident here in the last two months.”

Now the fire service has to work with the local authority to deal with nuisance fires in the areas.

Clerk Mudasir Dean, bolt on A cabinet member of the Council for Stronger Communities told The Bolton News: “We are seeing incidents of antisocial behaviour.

“I would ask parents to be sure where their children are and for residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.

“We need to work closely with the local authority and community safety from a partnership approach to deal with such incidents.

“The police need a more visible presence that we’ve been told will happen and I’ll make sure it happens.”

Recently, Bolton MP Mark Logan staged his first community Crime Brettmet and Tong on stage with Halt

He brought together local residents, councilors and senior members of the Greater Manchester Police to discuss the issues that matter most to them.

From antisocial behavior to speeding, the Community Crime Forum gave residents the opportunity to hear directly from local police and councilors about police priorities in their area.

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