Devizes waste recycle centre fire under control

Fire at recycling centre in Devizes Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around

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A fire at a waste recycling centre in Devizes has been brought under control, after fire crews spent the night tackling it.

The blaze broke out at the Wiltshire Waste site in Nursteed Road at about 16:45 GMT on Tuesday.

The fire caused a huge plume of black smoke to billow across the town.

Earlier people living in the area were warned to keep windows and doors shut but the health warning has now been lifted.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said 300 tonnes of waste was alight when they arrived.

Among the items involved in the fire were wood, paper, garden waste and plastics.

Five fire crews were called in to fight the blaze. One fire engine remained at the site on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said it is believed to have started accidentally, although the exact cause may never be established.

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