Firefighters damping down at scene of huge blaze in Rotherham

Firefighters are damping down at the scene of a huge blaze in Rotherham.

Monday, 18th June 2018, 9:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 5:08 pm
A blaze broke out at Universal Recycling in Kilnhurst yesterday (SYFR)
A blaze broke out at Universal Recycling in Kilnhurst yesterday (SYFR)

Flames were spotted at Universal Recycling in Kilnhurst at 4.30pm yesterday and the site quickly became engulfed in flames.

COURT: Cannabis drug-driver loses work after he is banned from the roadThousands of tonnes of granular plastic caught fire and a number of vehicles also went up in flames.

Firefighters in action (SYFR)

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VIDEO: Caravans remain at Sheffield recreation groundAt the height of the blaze there were 60 firefighters at the scene and residents were urged to stay indoors and to keep their doors and windows closed.

This morning two fire engines remain at the scene, with firefighters damping down to ensure the flames are fully extinguished.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Vehicles went up in flames at Universal Recycling (SYFR)

Air and water testing has been carried and Public Health England is aware of the incident.

Plumes of thick, black smoke could be seen for miles (SYFR)