Amsterdam firefighters return to recycling company to extinguish restarted fire

Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons). Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons)

Amsterdam's fire brigade was again deployed to a recycling company in the Westelijk Havengebied on Monday morning, because the smouldering remains of a fire on Sunday went up in flames again, Het Parool reports. 

The fire started in a 10 meter high mountain of waste at waste and recycling company Paro on Siciliëweg on Sunday. Paro employees tore the mountain apart with shovels, so that firefighters could get to the flames. 

The fire restarted in the early hours of Monday morning, because there were still some smouldering coals in the waste pile, according to the newspaper. The fire brigade was again on site on Monday morning to extinguish it, a spokesperson for the fire department said. 

This is the third large fire in the Westelijk Havengebied over the past months, Het Parool reports. In April the warehouse of a group of creative companies went up in flames. And in May the fire brigade needed two days to