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Quarry fire sparks inquiry

Three derelict vehicles parked at the government quarry caught fire yesterday.

A fire service spokesman said firefighters were called out to the quarry in Hamilton Parish just before 9.30am.

The spokesman said: “Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze using water and foam.”

A total of 16 firefighters and four trucks tackled the blaze.

The fire service spokesman said: “The vehicles involved in the fire were a small bus, a truck, and a construction machine.

“The vehicles were said to be derelict and have not been in operation for years.”

The spokesman added: “Early reports indicated that personnel were cutting metal in the area prior to the fire, but inquiries are still ongoing.”

No one was injured as a result of the fire.

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Published October 05, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 05, 2018 at 9:02 am)

Quarry fire sparks inquiry

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