Fire crews explain what caused blaze at Ancaster recycling plant

Firefighters attended the blaze on Monday evening
-Credit: (Image: RS Mortiss)

Fire crews have explained what caused a fire at a recycling plant fire near Ancaster earlier this week. The blaze broke out shortly before 7pm on the evening of Monday, June 24, resulting in fire damage to the whole building and its contents, such as storage facilities and a conveyor belt.

Crews and the aerial ladder platform attended the incident at Mid UK, on the Copper Hill Industrial Unit and remained there throughout the evening and into the morning of Tuesday, June 25. Lincolnshire Police and the East Midlands Ambulance Crew were also at the scene.

Once the fire was extinguished firefighters returned later in the day to reinspect the site, but all crews were confirmed to have left the scene by 4.40pm. A spokesperson for the service has confirmed that "The cause is believed to be a battery that has gone through the shredder and exploded."

Images of the area during the time of the incident showed the sky of the village, near Grantham, filling with black smoke.