Sprinkler Save: Factory: Livingstone: 28 June 2015:1659 hrs

The Scottish F&RS reports that at 16:59 hours on Tuesday 28th June 2015 a fire occurred in raw plastic material at a factory on the Brucefield Industrial estate in Livingston which recycles materials to produce high quality packaging for the food, technology and medical sectors.

The two storey building has offices located on the first floor and a large manufacturing area covering the complete ground floor with a footprint of 35m x 60m. Construction is of insulated sandwich panels with a corrugated metal roof supported by metal columns.

The FR&S mobilised three pumping appliances to the incident and on arrival found that one pendant sprinkler head on the mains fed system had operated to suppress the fire and prevent it from spreading. Breathing apparatus teams used one main jet, one hose-reel and a thermal imaging camera to ensure extinguishment over a 150m2 area. The fire was out in 30 minutes from the arrival of the fire crews.