Four crews tackle fire at Summerleaze Quarry

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Four crews tackle fire at Summerleaze Quarry

Photos by Kieran Cooke

A fire broke out at Summerleaze Quarry today which saw four crews spend nearly five hours making the site safe.

Crews from Maidenhead, Marlow and Slough attended the fire at the quarry off Summerleaze Road after being called out at 10.40am and a Turntable Ladder.

Firefighters used three hoses, and a turntable ladder from High Wycombe to put out a fire which broke out in a silo full of wood pellets.

Smoke could be seen rising from a distance during the day.

Firefighter Dobe Rea said: “We spent about 30 minutes putting out the fire but after we had to empty the silo and make sure it was safe.

"The machinery had caught fire so we had to empty the silo which was full of wood pellets which took a while."

No one was injured and the crew returned at 3.45pm.

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