Large fire at recycling plant in Salford

Residents in Salford are being warned to keep all windows and doors closed as a huge fire burns at recycling plant. Thousands of tonnes of waste paper caught fire at the firm on Duncan Street in Salford.

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Fire crews continue to fight 'serious' fire in Salford

People living in Salford are being advised to keep windows and doors closed as around 40 firefighters deal with a fire involving thousands of tonnes of old paper at a recycling plant.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the plant in Duncan Street, Salford, at 11.30pm last night.

Firefighters battle fire in Salford Credit: Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Eight fire engines and a number of special vehicles are currently at the scene.

Group Manager Andy Heywood, said:

"It's a serious fire and our priority is to protect the neighbouring businesses and the railway line which runs next to the building affected.

Thousands of tonnes of paper still alight Credit: Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

"We're working with Environmental Health because of the large volume of smoke which is blowing over Salford.

"There's nothing to be alarmed by, but we are asking residents affected by the smoke plume to keep their doors and windows closed."

Fire at recycling plant in Salford

The fire started at the plant in Duncan Street last night
The fire started at the plant in Duncan Street last night Credit: Twitter/Stephanie Mizon

People living near a recycling plant in Salford have been told to keep their doors and windows shut after a fire started last night.

Fire crews were called to the paper recycling factory after bales of paper caught alight. All roads in the area are still open.

Smoke from a fire in Salford

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