Mexborough fire: Toxic smoke warning over recycling centre blaze

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More than 40 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze which involves a large amount of scrap, the fire service said

Residents near a recycling centre where a large fire broke out have been warned to avoid "toxic smoke" from the blaze.

The "large industrial fire" broke out in White Lea Road, Mexborough, shortly before midday.

Local businesses have been evacuated and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged people to keep windows and doors closed.

The blaze is thought to involve a large amount of scrap metal and 40 firefighters remain at the scene.

South Yorkshire Police said White Lea Road was closed between Wath Road and Rowms Lane. Marriott Road in Swinton has also been closed.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue initially sent five fire engines, before sending a further three
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