Flood water stemmed after water main bursts at Alex Smiles site

Firefighters helped prevent further flooding after a water main burst at a fire-hit site in Sunderland.

Sunday, 5th August 2018, 11:49 am
Updated Sunday, 5th August 2018, 11:53 am
Firefighters battling the blaze at the former Alex Smiles site earlier this year.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was called to the former Alex Smiles waste management compound in Deptford Terrace, after it was reported there was a flood at a commercial property.

Crews from North Moor Lane, Sunderland Central, Washington and Marley Park fire stations were sent to the site and used pumps to clear the waterlogged area and 80 bags to prevent it from spreading further.

A water main burst at the former Alex Smiles site.

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The matter was then handed over to Northumbrian Water.

The incident happened at 2.50pm yesterday.