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A fire at a recycling plant in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is under control but the fire service said it could be tomorrow before the flames are fully out. Thick smoke went up over the town and a stretch of the A19, after the fire broke out. It is the second fire in three years at the plant.
Gregg Easteal explains what happened.
An investigation is underway after a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Thirsk. It is the second fire at Todd Waste Management plant in three years. Company director Philip Atkinson has been talking to ITV about the fire.
Emergency services are at the scene of a fire in Thirk. The blaze broke out at a recycling plant in Thirsk at 5am on June 9.
A waste management firm has insisted the plant is safe despite suffering the second large scale fire there in three years.
Around 45 firefighters were called to Todd Waste Management in Thirsk, shortly after 5am after the blaze broke out in buildings containing 160 tonnes of compacted household and commercial waste.
This is the second fire at the plant in three years. The first in May 2011. Firefighters said the blaze was under control but are expected to be on the site until tomorrow. Philip Atkinson, a director at the plant, said their procedures had worked and insisted the plant was safe.