Padiham recycling centre blaze

Fire crews spent the night damping down a blaze at a Padiham recycling centre.

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Padiham blaze under investigation

Fire crews have spent the night damping down a blaze at a recycling centre in Padiham near Burnley.

Around 80 firefighters dealt with the incident, after flames swept through the plastics processing centre on Park Road.

Plume of smoke
Smoke from the blaze could be seen from miles around Credit: Jason Lee Billington
Smoke behind building
Black smoke from the plastics recycling centre fills the sky Credit: Julian Williams
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Lancashire firefighters spent the night at the scene in Padiham Credit: Andy Coulton

Fiirefighters have remained at the scene throughout the night to ensure the site was safe.

A joint investigation with Lancashire Police has now begun to find out the cause of the blaze.