13 tonnes of waste Walkers crisps involved in Peterlee fire

The Northern Echo: Fire fighters were called to the blaze at 8.05am Fire fighters were called to the blaze at 8.05am

FIRE fighters in County Durham dealt with a blaze involving 13 tonnes of crisps this morning.

The blaze in a crisp storage shed at a farm just of the A19 at Castle Eden, was reported to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service at 8.05am.

Two crews from Peterlee tackled the blaze.

The crisps were rejects from the nearby Walkers Crisps plant which were destined to be turned into pig feed, firefighter Mick Henderson said.

The watch manager, based at Peterlee, said: "The rejected crisps get recycled at the farm.

"The crisps are full of starch and oil and they have been heated.

"They were dropped in a big pile and they have ignited.

"The crisps were inside a barn and we extinguished it in about two hours."

It was believed the smell of the blaze was similar to smoky bacon crisps.

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6:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

darloboss says...

no not crispy bacon aww
no not crispy bacon aww darloboss
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10:21am Mon 31 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Were they burnt to a crisp ?. People will be Pig-Sick.
Were they burnt to a crisp ?. People will be Pig-Sick. cushybutterfield
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