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Investigation underway after huge fire at Wellingborough industrial estate

The fire broke out at the Finedon Road Industrial Estate. Credit: Tristan Griffiths/Twitter

Investigations are underway into a large fire at a warehouse in Wellingborough.

Around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Finedon Road Industrial Estate on Friday.

Plumes of thick, black smoke could be seen above the town, with some eyewitnesses reporting that the smoke was visible as far away as Kettering nearly 10 miles away.

The plumes of smoke could be seen as far away as Kettering. Credit: Tristan Griffiths/Twitter

Local resident Tristan Griffiths tweeted pictures and video of the fire and wished everyone on the estate well.

A spokesperson for Cawleys confirmed to ITV News Anglia that the fire took place in their waste transfer and recycling depot.

The company said that no one was injured and the materials involved in the fire were goods which were baled in preparation for recycling.

People in the area were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

The fire service also urged drivers to avoid the area and train services between Bedford and Leicester/Corby were affected throughout Friday evening.

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Before services were cancelled, Sarah Cole posted pictures on social media showing the scale of the fire from her seat on one on the last trains allowed to pass through.

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