Gloucestershire

Sharpness recycling centre fire burns all day

Fire in Sharpness Image copyright Colin Smith
Image caption Crews were called to the fire at 06:00 GMT

A "large-scale" fire ripped through a recycling centre in Gloucestershire.

The blaze erupted at New Earth Solutions on the Sharpness Docks, just before 06:00 GMT.

Stewart Edgar, of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said it was a "a serious fire that spread rapidly" and it took crews all day to bring it under control.

Mr Edgar said it will take firefighters all night and some of tomorrow to damp it down.

Image copyright Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The fire was at the New Earth Solutions garden and waste recycling centre

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