Ink Cartridges Set Alight in Arson Attack in the UK

29-09-2014 by

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The British newspaper Express & Star reported on a fire at the proposed site for a new super hospital in Sandwell in the UK, where more than a tonne of old ink cartridges was set alight.

The fire was reported at 5pm on the evening of the 24th of September at a site off Grove Lane in West Bromwich, which is currently being demolished to make way for the new hospital.

The watch commander at Smethwick fire station, Andy Shakespeare, stated that the fire burned for 90 minutes before firefighters managed to put it out.

The firefighting crews were on the scene until about 8pm and used a Bobcat bulldozer to sift through the rubbish to make sure that the fire was extinguished.

According to Mr Shakespeare, there was about a tonne of old ink cartridges which had been set on fire along with some other rubbish.

The fire crews left the scene at about 8:10pm and handed it over to the on-site security team. It was not reported why and how the ink cartridges came to be at the site.

Nic Venter

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Nic Venter+

 is the founder and director of He started the business in 2009 with the idea to sell ink and toner cartridges online and to provide you with a quality product, value for money and convenience. He regularly blogs on about printing and technology. Part of his philosophy is having fun and making sure that he and his team think everything ink, so you don't have to.

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