"The whole tip was aglow": Fire at recycling plant in Shropshire

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Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a recycling plant in Shropshire since 5 am this morning.

Six appliances were sent to Granville Recycling Plant on Grange Lane near Telford. The fire service is advising nearby residents to keep doors and windows shut.

While there are no road closures, the service is encouraging drivers to avoid the area and check before they travel.

West Mercia Police have also been assisting the crews as large plumes of smoke can be seen billowing into the air.

Jannice Bannister, from Cottage Kennels and Cattery saw the fire developing in the early hours of the morning when she looked out of her bedroom window.

She says she "panicked" when she saw that the "whole tip was aglow".

Meanwhile, Adam Matthews, Shropshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews are working hard to bring the fire under control which is of significant size covering a vast area over difficult and steep terrain. "

Telford and Wrekin Council say St Georges and Donnington areas are also affected by smoke.