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Fire crews still tackling recycling plant blaze

The remains of the plant following the fire Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews are still dampening down a blaze which broke out at a large scale recycling plant.

Teams were called to the New Earth Solutions recycling plant at Sharpness Docks just before 6am on Friday.

More than 50 firefighters from Gloucestershire, and also Avon Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene with eleven appliances.

Smoke is still visible from the scene more than 24 hours after the fire started Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

More than 24 hours after the fire broke out residents are still being urged to keep their doors and windows shut as smoke - and foul smells - continue to drift over surrounding areas.

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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
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