Video from Linwood fire site shows devastation caused by blaze that could be seen for miles

Scottish Fire and Rescue at the scene
-Credit: (Image: SFRS)

New footage shows the tragic aftermath following a major fire at an industrial estate in Linwood on June 23.

On Sunday evening at around 9pm, fire crews raced to Burnbrae Road in Linwood following reports of a huge blaze at Enva's WEEE Solutions e-waste facility.

Dark plumes of smoke could be seen from as far as Glasgow with nearby residents reported hearing 'pops and explosions'.

At the height of the incident ten fire appliances and over 50 firefighters were dispatched to the scene with police officers closing the road to motorists and businesses. Crew continued to tackle the blaze into the early hours of Monday morning, with five appliances still in attendance at around 10.30am on June 24.

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New footage shows the tragic aftermath of the fire, with incident commander, Kenneth McCartney saying: "It's been a very challenging incident, difficult conditions and a very extensive fire - we expect to be here for an extended period of time."

At least 50 firefighters were deployed to the scene
At least 50 firefighters were deployed to the scene -Credit:SFRS

Recent images shows the extent of the damage. The building appears to have completely collapsed with the roof caved in as plumes of smoke remain visible.

The major incident comes nearly two weeks after Altilium and Enva announced the launch of their battery recycling cooperation in the UK - confirming the collection and recycling of EV batteries. However, it is unclear when this new partnership will commence.

A spokesperson for Enva said the incident has been contained and no injuries had been reported.

They said: "We would like to apologise to local residents and businesses for any inconvenience caused and kindly ask them to follow any advice issued by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

"We will be contacting any customers impacted as soon as possible to ensure continuity of service.

"Our Linwood general waste recycling facility, whilst unaffected by the fire, will remain closed until the emergency services’ cordon is lifted and operational responsibility for the site is returned to Enva."

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It is understood that Burnbrae Road remains closed. Yesterday (June 24) a spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We are assisting Scottish Fire and Rescue Services with traffic management due to an ongoing fire within Linwood Industrial Estate.

"Burnbrae Road is closed at the Linclive Interchange. The cycle path behind the industrial estate remains closed also.

"The fire was reported around 9.10pm and there are no reported injuries.

"Emergency services remain in attendance and enquiries are ongoing.

"Local residents are advised to avoid the area, however windows and doors no longer need to be kept closed."

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