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Large fire breaks out at recycling site in Scotland

Ten fire engines have been called to a major fire at a recycling centre in Perth, Scotland.

Tayside Fire and Rescue is tackling the blaze at Wyllie Recycling on Ruthvenfield Way on the outskirts of the city.

Its efforts are being hampered by reduced water pressure in the area, and Scottish Water has been called to assist in boosting water supplies.

The service was alerted to the incident, which involves 100 tonnes of waste material, at 7:40am today.

Materials involved in the fire and understood to include baled paper, tyres and gas cylinders – a number of which have exploded.

As well as the fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and a command support unit are at the scene. 

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has also been requested to attend in order to assist with assessing any potential environmental impact.

There are no reported injuries to members of the public or employees.

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