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Large fire at recycling plant near Bolton

Firefighters are dealing with a large fire at a recycling plant that broke out in Horwich.

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In pictures: Crews tackle large fire at recycling plant

Up in flames. Fire crews tackle recycling plant fire in Horwich Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large fire at the Horwich Loco Industrial Estate, off Chorley New Road.

The fire involved a recycling plant, used for manufacturing bottle tops, and a large amount of plastic.

Fire crews tackle large fire in Horwich Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Station Manager Wayne Guffogg said: "Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the building involved and stop it spreading to neighbouring businesses.

"We worked with local businesses to re-open the roads on the industrial estate and allow workers to go about their day to day business."

Fire is now being scaled down Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

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