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The large tyre fire at Newgen recycling plant in Sherburn in Elmet remains under control and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have advised that it is expected to burn itself out over the next 10 to 14 days. Officers from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene
However, they say weather and wind conditions are changeable over the weekend and this will affect the direction and height of the plume which continues to reduce in size.
Residents are advised to go about their daily business but if affected by the direction of the smoke plume, to stay indoors with their windows and doors closed. A 51-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the investigation. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.
North Yorkshire Police are advising residents to keep away from the smoke as much as possible - staying indoors with windows and doors closed.
While the smoke at the fire scene is lower this morning due to light wind and misty weather conditions, it is expected to lift and disperse during the day.
Police have assured people in the area that all the agencies involved are continuing to work hard to minimise the risks to the public and return to normality as quickly as possible.
A 51-year-old man was bailed yesterday by police investigating the cause of the fire.
A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last week's fire at the Newgen tyre recycling plant at Sherburn in Elmet.
Following questioning by North Yorkshire Police the local man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Local residents living near the scene of a huge tyre fire in North Yorkshire are being urged to remain vigilant and take precautions as the smoke plume is predicted to lower.
Although the general risk remains low, a drop in wind strength combined with fog conditions could result in the smoke plume lowering in the local area.
Public Health England is repeating its advice that people should stay away from the smoke.
Four days on after a huge fire at a recycling plant in North Yorkshire and smoke is still rising from the scene. Around 70 firefighters fought the blaze at Sherburn- in-Elmet involving 15,000 tons of tyres. The cause of the blaze is still not known.
Questions are being asked about how the massive tyre fire in North Yorkshire started.
Firefighters say they are likely to be at the scene in Sherburn in Elmet for a fortnight.
A huge cloud of smoke that can be seen for miles still hangs over the area. But experts say the risk to the public from the fall out from the fire is small.
Chris Kiddey has been right to the heart of where the blaze broke out for his report.
Fire crews have been working through the night at the massive fire in North Yorkshire which is expected to last for days.
A huge plume of smoke still hangs over Sherburn in Elmet today at the tyre recycling plant near the airfield.
It involves 15,000 tonnes of tyres - covering a square kilometre. The fire service say the fire is contained but may take up to two weeks to extinguish. It's not yet known how it started.
Councillor Bob Packman, from North Yorkshire County Council, says the fire service's response was impressive:
Fire crews are still on scene containing the massive tyre fire in Sherburn in Elmet.
Up to 15,000 tonnes of tires could eventually end up in smoke - with a plume of smoke which was seen from space.
The MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams is expected to visit the site today.