Tonnes of recycling waste on fire at Ramsbottom warehouse

Fire at a recycling warehouse in Kenyon Street, Ramsbottom About 200 tonnes of waste was destroyed in the fire in Ramsbottom

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in which about 200 tonnes of recycling waste caught fire at a warehouse in Greater Manchester.

At its peak, 25 firefighters were at the recycling plant in Kenyon Street, Ramsbottom, following calls from nearby residents at about 03:00 BST.

Residents near the site, which makes fuel from waste products such as oil, have been told to keep their doors and windows closed.

An investigation is under way.

Kevin Talbot, watch commander from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, said: "This waste is piled so high.

"It's smouldering quite intensely, so what we have got to do is work with the site owner and start to separate the material.

"There will be smouldering for some time."

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