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Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« on: Nov 05, 2010, 15:06 »
Explosion on Aycliffe industrial estate - video (From The Northern Echo)

This is in the next unit from where I work. Looking at the smoke and flames from where I stood at 1.15 today I'm surprised that no-one lost their lives. It took hold so quickly that the building was engulfed within 15 minutes of the first exposion. The fire crews stayed back as the goods continued to explode putting thick black smoke and steel high into the sky. and as I left the police had no plans to evacuate the surrounding building and told us we were safer indoors to avoid the falling debruit and smoke.
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #1 on: Nov 05, 2010, 16:09 »
Bonfire Night certainly lived up to it's name! At first we thought it was us that was on fire, but were glad that it wasn't, and that the wind was blowing away from us. Early indications are that no-one was hurt and that's good news. No doubt we'll hear a lot about the aftermath. That's two fires in companies adjacent to us in the last 18 months.  :shock:

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2010, 17:18 »
they have also announced that the regular Bonfire celebration at The Oak Leaf is cancelled until further notice due to the proximity to the fire.
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2010, 17:20 »
I recorded the fire all the way from horndale and caught a few explosions

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im93C3A-o-4[/youtube]

I have some photos which are being uploaded now as well will post them here soon

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #4 on: Nov 05, 2010, 19:05 »

   Tyne Tees Regional News | North East Tonight - ITV Local


This interview is conducted at our fence, So I gather looking at the tape on video they must have extended the exclusion Zone after I left at 1.45pm. with 7000 pallets of aersol cans exploding I'm pleased I'm getting the updates from home!
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 2010, 21:47 »
Whereabouts is the Stillers place? I don't remember it from when I used to work in Aycliffe.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #6 on: Nov 05, 2010, 22:51 »
Whereabouts is the Stillers place? I don't remember it from when I used to work in Aycliffe.

Its right near the complex and not to far of the blue bridge just wack this postcode into google maps DL5 6SP and youll see exactly where it is. By the way even when in horndale you can hear the explosions. My Sony Cybershot could even hear the explosions lol

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2010, 07:27 »
Dl56sp - Google Maps

Off the mini roundabout where the School Aycliffe road goes up to the Oakleaf Centre past Hydro/Ineos.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #8 on: Nov 06, 2010, 07:33 »
Thank you.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #11 on: Nov 06, 2010, 08:26 »
Dl56sp - Google Maps

Off the mini roundabout where the School Aycliffe road goes up to the Oakleaf Centre past Hydro/Ineos.

It appeared to be the new building to the far left of the tag that actually went up
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #12 on: Nov 06, 2010, 16:54 »
What caused the explosion in the first place obviously gas cansiters dont just explode by themselves

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #13 on: Nov 06, 2010, 17:38 »
What caused the explosion in the first place obviously gas cansiters dont just explode by themselves

Nobody knows yet. Could be anything really.

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« Reply #14 on: Nov 06, 2010, 18:09 »
Nobody knows yet. Could be anything really.

At first when someone told me about it i thought this was nothing serious until i saw the massive ammounts of smoke and heard the loud bangs thats when i began to worry.

What ever caused this im sure people wont forget this.Im glad i captured this on video and took photos.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #15 on: Nov 06, 2010, 18:38 »
It was a fire Gaz nothing every other town in the country hasn't had.
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #16 on: Nov 07, 2010, 01:42 »
I am sure the first part of the investigation will be the books.

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2010, 12:46 »
I am sure the first part of the investigation will be the books.

Good last thing we needed was the fire spreading to Hydro Polomers. Half the town would of be gone if that of happend

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2010, 12:50 »
" would of be gone ". Explain what you mean please.
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2010, 14:20 »
Good last thing we needed was the fire spreading to Hydro Polomers. Half the town would of be gone if that of happend

Thankfully the wind was blowing away from the Ineos plant. Operations were shut down as a precaution, and the water supply was made available to the fire service for fighting the fire at Stillers.

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« Reply #20 on: Nov 08, 2010, 11:39 »
Thankfully the wind was blowing away from the Ineos plant. Operations were shut down as a precaution, and the water supply was made available to the fire service for fighting the fire at Stillers.

The water bill has got to be sky high for them id hate to receive the water bill for that company and read it. Unless the tax payer is paying the costs for all that mess down there.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #21 on: Nov 08, 2010, 12:20 »
The water bill has got to be sky high for them id hate to receive the water bill for that company and read it. Unless the tax payer is paying the costs for all that mess down there.

Gaz - I don't think for 1 minute that the fire tenders got close enough to find the water meter at Stillers and ensure all the tenders were joined after the meter :shock:. They attach straight into the nearest mains point on the ground :doh:
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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 2010, 15:49 »
Gaz obviously hasn't heard of Fire Hydrants.  :oops:

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #23 on: Nov 15, 2010, 18:44 »
Gaz obviously hasn't heard of Fire Hydrants.  :oops:

Gaz has heard of fire hydrants

Anyway the newtonnews has a website page with tons of photos of the blaze if anyones interested. Youll need to sign up though to view them

Newton News - "Local News, That Matters"

Scroll to the left where it says stillers fire and click on it.

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Re: Major fire at Newton Aycliffe - Stillers
« Reply #24 on: Aug 23, 2016, 15:52 »
Wow, nearly 6 years ago already. Tempus Fugit!
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