Asbestos fears follow Alderney store blaze
Friday 8th February 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
A HEALTH and safety expert from Guernsey was called in to Alderney yesterday to advise how best to remove concrete asbestos exposed during a blaze at a storage depot.
The island’s States Works department was taking specialist advice on how to deal with the material contained in the building’s charred roof.
The blaze broke out at the former Mouriaux Garage, close to the island’s water tower, at about 4pm on Wednesday and it took fire crews six hours to extinguish it fully.
The building was being used to store construction materials, wood, paint and adhesive and oxyacetylene along with a forklift truck and another vehicle. The roof of the old garage was lined with an inch of concrete asbestos.
- No one was hurt in the fire and there were not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.