Sheffield recycling plant fire: Dozens of firefighters continue to tackle huge blaze
Around 40 firefighters have been tackling the blaze at Fletchers Plant Ltd, on Clement Street after being called at around 8.20pm last night.
The incidentÂ was scaled down at around 1.30am this morningÂ toÂ four appliances, one aerial ladder platform and a high volume pump.
'Whilst there was fortunately no immediate life risk this was a large scale incident and crews have done a great job throughout the night to tackle the fire,' said group manager Steve Fletcher.
'The fire and burning that remains is within piles of waste and the next step will involve heavy plant machinery moving and breaking up the waste '“ so that we can get access to the fire to extinguish it.
'We're hoping to make good progress this morning so we can bring this incident to a close, and reduce the impact on local residents, as soon as possible.'
A number of partner agencies have also been involved in the efforts overnight '“ including the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and South Yorkshire Police.
Residents in the area are being urged to keep their windows and doors closed.
Firefighters, from a range of stations including Elm Lane, Parkway, Central, Rotherham, Birley Moor and Tankersley, tackled the blaze throughout the night '“ with the help of a aerial ladder platforms from Parkway and Derbyshire Fire andÂ Rescue Service's ChesterfieldÂ Fire station