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