Breaking: Blaze breaks out at recycling yard

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FIREFIGHTERS are battling to extinguish a huge blaze at a wood recycling yard close to the M18 motorway.

Crews were alerted to the blaze at Northern Wood Recycling on the Bankwood Lane industrial estate, Rossington, at 3.50am.

Motorists on the M18 spotted the flames and said smoke was drifting over the carriageway.

The pile of wood involved in the blaze is around 100 metres long, 50 metres wide and 10 metres high.

There are four fire engines at the scene tackling the blaze and crews are expected to remain there for most of the day.