Fire now out at Rotherham recycling plant

The fire at a Rotherham recycling plant which sent smoke billowing into the sky has now been put out, firefighters have confirmed.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 12:16 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 12:22 pm
Emergency services at the scene on Wharf Road. Pictures and video: Joe Cawthorn
Emergency services at the scene on Wharf Road. Pictures and video: Joe Cawthorn

Around 30 firefighters were called to Universal Recycling, on Wharf Road, Rotherham, at around 9.40am on Sunday.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said machinery within the building was on fire but at 12.45pm confirmed it had now been extinguished.

It added two crews would remain on the scene to dampen down.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze found it was caused by a battry catching fire.

Emergency services at the scene on Wharf Road. Pictures and video: Joe Cawthorn