Field fire destroys over 100 bales of recyclables and aluminium
More than a hundred bales of recyclable plastics and aluminium were destroyed in the massive fire that spread across a large field near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay Tuesday night.
This is according to Green VI who said they have been collecting the items and storing them in the area for months.
“The significant impact to our work is the destruction of 98 bales of plastic recyclables and eight bales of aluminium awaiting export. This represents many months of hard work, and we are saddened by the set-back,” Green VI said in a late-night statement on Tuesday.
Green VI staff and a resident living nearby reported that a fire “mysteriously started in dry bush that was being stored for chipping into mulch for farmers”.
In the meantime, Green VI said no one was injured and none of its equipment was damaged in the fire. The equipment was located away from the burned area.