Humberside

Blaze at Scunthorpe plastics recycling plant

Fire at recycling plant in Scunthorpe
The fire produced heavy smoke and residents were advised to keep doors and windows closed

More than 20 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a plastics recycling plant.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the fire on Winterton Road in Scunthorpe just after 18:00 BST.

The service said the fire had produced heavy smoke across the area and residents had been advised to keep doors and windows closed.

A spokesman said the blaze had been brought under control.

He added: "We have advised residents in the immediate area and to the north east of Scunthorpe (Dragonby and Winterton) to remain indoors with windows closed, as there is a possibility of the smoke causing breathing difficulties."

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