Residents told to 'keep windows closed' after blaze broke out at Derbyshire recycling centre last night
Firefighters in Derbyshire used eight pumps to try and control a blaze which broke out at a recycling centre in Ilkeston last night and has continued into the early hours of this morning.
Emergency service workers were called to Stanton Recycling in Crompton Road at 10.50pm yesterday (March 23) after a fire started and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were assisted by crews from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire to combat the blaze.
Residents in the area are asked to close their windows to prevent smoke from polluting their homes while firefighters work to put the fire out.
At 3.12am this morning (March 24) Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the blaze was still alight and work to control the fire ‘will continue into daylight hours’ as emergency workers continued to try and make the scene safe.
Assessments from the county’s fire service are being made in conjunction with the Environment Agency and local authorities to protect residents and the environment, as the fire continues.
People living near the recycling centre are still reminded to not open their windows to prevent smoke inhalation as the incident continues.
In a tweet Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were ‘working hard’ to put the blaze out.
“Ongoing collaboration with Police EMAS Network Rail taking place as well as Canal & River Trust to ensure our actions are as safe as possible firefighters working hard to tackle the incident.
“We are monitoring weather and plotting the smoke plume.
"Please keep windows closed.”
More updates to follow.