Sheffield plastics fire investigation starts

Attercliffe plastics factory fire About 50 firefighters were involved in the operation to contain the blaze

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Investigations have begun to establish the cause of a huge factory fire in South Yorkshire.

The blaze destroyed a building containing about 20 tonnes of plastic at the Sheffield Reclaim Ltd plant, in Attercliffe, on Sunday afternoon.

The fire service said a dampening down operation was continuing with five firefighters still at the scene.

A spokesman said: "The focus is very much now on the fire investigation and to establish how it started."

At the height of the blaze, a plume of smoke was visible for at least 20 miles (32km).

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