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Thursday, 22 November 2007, 20:59 GMT
Blaze breaks out at incinerator


Fire crews were called to deal with a blaze at a waste plant on the Isle of Man on Thursday.

Crews were called to the incinerator on Richmond Hill at Braddan, just before 0530 GMT.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were sent in to extinguish the flames.

The fire was caused by the failure of a hydraulic ram, which forces waste into the incinerator and burns it to produce electricity.

No-one was hurt in the fire.