New Deer fire to remain undistrubed

A FIRE which continues to burn at Keenan Recycling facility at New Deer has ‘no air quality issues’, according to Aberdeenshire Council.

Residents had expressed concerns over the fire, which has been smouldering for several months.

Commenting on the situation, a spokesperson for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The Multi Agency Group which is dealing with the situation at Keenan Recycling plant facility at New Deer met yesterday (Tuesday).

“Continuous monitoring by the group has shown there are no air quality issues. The diminishing amount of material is burning out internally and safely with little in the way of emissions. Regular assessments are continuing to be made by Grampian Fire and Rescue Services.

“It confirmed that not disturbing the material remains the best available course of action at this time.”