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Inspector Claire Walker from Police Scotland says there is nothing to suggest that the cause of the fire is suspicious at this time:
This video was taken by an eye-witness shortly after the fire began:
Firefighters from across Dumfries and Galloway have been joined by colleagues from South Lanarkshire and Carlisle to battle a blaze at a recycling plant near Dumfries.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent more than 30 firefighters to the incident, which began shortly after 8am, with an additional Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service crew crossing the border to provide additional assistance.
More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Dumfries.
The fire at Scotgen, based at Lockerbie road, began shortly before 8am when the rear left-hand-side of the building caught fire.
Eight fire engines were called to the scene along with police and a fire investigation crew on what is thought to be one of the hottest days of the year.
Firefighters have been using pump ladders to reach the top of the building to try and prevent the fire from spreading to the front of the building.
Inspector Claire Walker from Police Scotland said:
"There is no danger to the public at this time. The fire service is currently dealing with the blaze and it appears it is household waste which is burning. There's nothing to suggest that the fre is suspicious at this time."
The billowing smoke could be seen for miles around Dumfries.
A huge fire has broken out at Scotgen Waste Recycling plant on Lockerbie Road in Dumfries. Three fire engines are at the scene as firefighters try to tackle it. The fire is thought to have started shortly before 8am.