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Fire crews say it will take 8 hours to put out recycling plant fire

Firefighters estimate it will take at least 8 hours to put out the fire at Universal Recycling at Kilnhurst near Mexborough.

The blaze started at around 10am this morning. Seven fire engines are at the plant. Here is some of your footage from the scene.

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  • Credit: Matthew Stead @matthewstead1

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  • Credit Lisa Dracott @oneandonlylisad

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Rotherham recycling plant

More than 40 firefighters are currently tackling a huge fire at a recycling plant near Rotherham.

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Seven fire engines are at the scene of the industrial fire on Wharfe Road in Kilnhurst which started around 10am this morning.

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Residents are being told to stay indoors and keep windows shut. It is believed around 500 tonnes of plastic could be on fire.

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