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Recycling firm back in business after fire

The operation of a recycling centre in Perth, Scotland, is reported to be back to normal after a major fire on Friday.

Ten fire engines were called to tackle the blaze at Wyllie Recycling on the outskirts of the city. Initial efforts were hampered by reduced water pressure in the area, and Scottish Water was called to assist in boosting water supplies.

Around 100 tonnes of waste material were said to be involved in the fire, and is understood to have included baled paper, tyres and gas cylinders - a number of which exploded.

A spokesman for the company said services are now back to normal.

After the fire, managing director Jim Wyllie wrote to customers: “Yesterday we suffered a serious yard fire which has resulted in the temporary loss of the working space within our yard. We would like to reassure you as a valued customer we are doing our utmost to provide business as usual.

“During the next few days, the company will endeavour to clear our yard and return the depot to normal operations. Our vehicles and skips were unaffected and our collection services will continue as normal from Monday 20 February. We appreciate your support during this difficult time.”

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