Recycling plant fire

Around fifty firefighters are tackling a blaze at Bredbury Recycling Plant near Stockport. Emergency services have been there through the night. No one has been injured.

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Crews still tackling recycling plant fire

The blaze started a week ago Credit: GMFRS

Firefighters are still tacking a blaze at a recycling plant in Bredbury, Stockport a week after it started.

All roads around Junction 25 Recycling in Stockport Road West are now open but four fire crews remain at the scene, changing over every five hours.

Crews at the scene of the blaze Credit: GMFRS

Scientists are also still monitoring the air quality in the area, and residents are being asked to keep doors and windows closed.

Incident Commander, Station Manager Chris Mycock said: “Crews are continuing to work with site staff who are digging out quantities of burning waste for us to extinguish.

“We currently have four fire engines at the incident and are now using local water supplies. This means the main roads near to the site can remain open.

“It’s likely we could remain here for a number of days to come.”

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