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Major fire at recycling plant in Stanton-by-Dale

Category: England

Published: 16th Sep 2012 12:37:58

Thousands of tonnes of wood and waste are on fire at a recycling plant in Derbyshire.

Emergency crews were called to the fire at the site in Stanton-by-Dale, near Long Eaton, at about 22:30 BST on Saturday.

About 8,000 tonnes of material is alight, causing thick black smoke to drift across the motorway.

Firefighters are continuing to work to keep the fire under control and are advising motorists to take extra care.

Residents living near the scene are advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Junctions 25 and 26 of the M1 are affected by the blaze.

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BBC News, 2012. Major fire at recycling plant in Stanton-by-Dale [Online] (Updated 16th Sep 2012)
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