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Fire hits Sheffield recycling site

A recycling plant in Sheffield has been on fire overnight.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said five fire crews were called to premises in Clement Street, Darnall, at 9.20pm on Thursday evening, where a “large pile of recycling” was found ablaze.

There was enough smoke generated for residents to be advised to keep doors and windows closed.

A fire service spokeswoman said the blaze at Fletcher Plant’s premises was brought under control by morning, but crews were still engaged in damping down and expected to remain on-site until Saturday.

An investigation into the cause would begin next week.

Fletcher Plant told MRW it was not yet aware of how the fire had started.

Its website says the company’s business is to “collect, treat and ensure the reuse of materials” including cardboard, paper, glass, metal, bottles and clothing.

Fletcher Plant had also diversified “into specialist recycling activities such as vehicle de-pollution and wheelie bin collections”.

Picture: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

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