More than 50 firefighters were called out yesterday (Monday 23rd) to tackle a blaze at the Casepak re-cycling plant on Feldspar Close, Enderby.
The firefighters were on the scene shortly after midday and on arrival found tonnes of paper alight.
Extra equipment was brought in to help bring the blaze under control and water sprays were used to protect nearby gas equipment. Investigators will be returning to the site today.
It is believed nobody was injured as a result of the incident.
An investigation, including the scanning of cctv footage, is taking place to determine the cause of the fire.
The company offers a removal and recycling service of all grades of waste paper, board and plastic packaging. It was founded in 1973 and is jointly owned by G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Ltd and SCA Recycling UK Ltd, currently has around 80 employees at its facility in Enderby, where it collects, processes and sells 145,000 tonnes of paper and plastics each year.
In February this year the company announced that it is building a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Enderby site. The new, fully covered processing facility, will become operational in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will have the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of mixed dry recyclables annually.
On May 2nd this year fire destroyed a 15,000 sq ft building at nearby plastics recycling firm Euro-Key, also located on the Warren Park Industrial Estate.