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Firefighters continue to battle fire at recycling centre in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is still tackling the blaze at a recycling facility in Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire.

"We are currently working with Derbyshire Emergency Planning, the Environmental Health Agency and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure the safety of the local community. If you are concerned about your health due to the effects of the smoke, please seek medical attention."

– Spokesperson for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

The Fire Service is warning of continuing delays in the coming days, with possible road closures causing disruption.

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Images from the scene of Stanton fire

Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire fighters on the scene Credit: Phil Brewster

Crews were called at around 10.00 last night to a recycling plant in Stanton where 7000 tonnes of wood were on fire. Smoke is still blowing across the M1 at J25/J26 and drivers are being warned to take care.

Fire still burning at Old Iron Works in Stanton

Crews were called at around 10.00 last night to a recycling plant in Stanton where 7000 tonnes of wood were on fire. Smoke is still blowing across the M1 at J25/J26 and drivers are being warned to take care.

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