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Structural engineers checking building after major fire

Structural engineers are to check the stability of buildings which were damaged in a major fire at a recycling plant on the Leyland Trading Estate in Wellingborough.

Smoke coming from the fire on Friday Credit: ITV Anglia

Last week more than 60 firefighters were called to the blaze.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service monitored the site over the weekend and crews are still attending every four to six hours to conduct after fire inspections and to monitor the remaining hot spots and structure.

Fire crews at the scene on Friday Credit: ITV Anglia

The area around the fire has now re-opened and experts say there is now a minimal risk for residents from the smoke and therefore the advice to close doors and windows and stay indoors has been relaxed

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Firefighters scrambled from surrounding counties to help bring Wellingborough fire under control

More than sixty firefighters have spent much of the day dealing with a large blaze at a recycling plant in Northamptonshire.

The fire at the Leyland Industrial Estate in Wellingborough started at around 8 o'clock this morning.

People living nearby were told to keep their windows and doors shut.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

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Wellingborough fire: Several roads closed and residents advised to keep windows shut

The fire at the Leyland Industrial Estate.
The fire at the Leyland Industrial Estate. Credit: Northants Police RPU

Several roads have been closed as a result of a major fire at a recycling plant in Wellingborough.

Northamptonshire Police are assisting firefighters to bring the blaze under control at the Leyland Industrial Estate.

The Senwick Road junction with Irthlingborough Road is closed to all traffic in the direction of Irthlingborough and the Leyland Trading Estate.

The Sidegate Lane junction with Irthlingborough Road is also closed to all traffic in the direction of Wellingborough.

Police also say that those living near the fire should keep their windows and doors closed.

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