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50 firefighters dealing with 'large-scale incident' after fire breaks out at recycling plant

The recycling plant for New Earth Solutions in Sharpness. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews in Gloucestershire are dealing with what they describe as a 'large-scale ongoing incident' after a fire broke out at a recycling plant in Sharpness.

The fire service were called to the New Earth Solutions recycling plant at Sharpness Docks just before 6 o clock this morning.

50 firefighters from Gloucestershire, supported by colleagues from Avon Fire and Rescue Service with eleven appliances on the scene.

A Hazardous Area Response Team from the South Western Ambulance Trust is also on the scene.

Residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Stewart Edgar from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said:

Fire crews have been on the scene since early this morning, working to tackle a large fire in a garden and waste recycling facility.

The fire is self-contained and we have no concerns about the safety of local residents or businesses.

This is a large-scale ongoing incident and an investigation into the cause will take place once the fire has been dealt with."

– Stewart Edgar, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheltenham fire: man dies after blaze at house overnight

The property on Shurdington Lane in Cheltenham. Credit: ITV News

A man has died after a house caught fire in Cheltenham.

Police say the man was found dead by fire crews who were called to the blaze in Shurdington Road late last night.

The fire caught hold of the house near the junction of Shurdington Road and Kidnappers' Lane.

Fire crews used two hose reels and breathing apparatus after the small house fire took hold.

Anyone with any information about the fire should contact police on 101 quoting incident 431 of November 27.

The property on Shurdington Lane in Cheltenham. Credit: ITV News

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Homes still without water after Radstock fire

Residents in the Radstock area have been without a water supply for nearly 5 hours after a fire that broke out at a scrapyard.

Bristol Water have brought a water tank into the town to assist locals.

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16 people evacuated from flats after deliberate fire in Taunton

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue

10 people had to be evacuated from a block of flats - and 6 had to escape through a window - after a fire was started deliberately.

Firefighters were called at half past midnight this morning (8/10) to The Court, Victoria Street, Taunton.

Ambulance and police also attended as people were reported as being trapped inside.

10 persons were evacuated from the property and 6 escaped through a ground floor window.

9 of them were treated for slight smoke inhalation and the fire was put out safely.

Police say the fire was started deliberately and an investigation has been launched.

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