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Emergency services 'working hard' to tackle fire at recycling plant

Around 75 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a recycling plant in Ancaster near Grantham.

A block of around four thousand bales of rubbish is on fire and though the blaze is under control it's not expected to be put out for several days. That could mean traffic continues to be affected in the local area as road closures are in place.

Nearby residents have been told to keep their windows and doors shut:

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Road closures as 75 fire fighters tackle blaze

Lincolnshire Police statement on the recycling fire

"Fire and other emergency services were called to Mid-UK recycling on the High Dyke at Wilsford earlier this morning where bales of waste were well alight.

"Police, Fire and Ambulance responders were at the scene and police toured the area advising residents to keep their windows closed as there was thick black smoke coming from the fire.

"A number of roads around the area have been closed. The cause of the fire is not yet known. There are no injuries."

– Lincolnshire Police

Large fire in Lincolnshire - keep doors and windows closed

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Cyclist injured in Grantham collision

Emergency services are at the scene of an accident near Grantham in which a cyclist has received serious head injuries.

The collision between the male cyclist and a car happened at around 8.25am on on Sand Lane at Marston. He has been flown to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. The road is likely to remain closed for some time. Any witnesses area asked to contact police.

Man injured in Grantham chainsaw attack

A man has been injured in what police believe to be a chainsaw attack at Woolsthorpe near Grantham. They are appealing for witnesses and information after emergency Services were called to an address on Hillside Road at 11.38am today.

A 44-year-old local man was found with an injury to his arm. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. A 38-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm and is currently in police custody.

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