Arson is the most likely cause of a fire at Manchester plastics recycler, according to the authorities.
Four fire crews attended a blaze at Reinvent Recycling, which uses a percentage of its business profits on “food aid projects in India and Pakistan”, according to the newly formed firm. The company was only incorporated in July last year.
The fire, which was started in a pair of skips outside Reinvent Recycling's offices, was extinguished by six fire officers. At first it appeared not to have done any major damage but once the incident was under control the true scope of the loss was revealed.
"But by the time we'd gained access it had really got going and was well alight – it was rapidly developing fire spread due to the nature of the contents which were plastic,” Gorton Fire Station's watch manager Nick Griffin told local media. He confirmed that arson was suspected.