Hereford & Worcester

Pixley waste paper recycling plant fire tackled by six crews

Firefighters in burning paper works Image copyright HW Fire and Rescue
Image caption Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked in shifts inside the building

Firefighters have spent six hours tackling a blaze at a waste paper recycling plant in Herefordshire.

Five crews from Herefordshire and one from Worcester tackled the fire, which broke out at Wye Waste Paper at Pixley, near Ledbury, at 13:30 BST.

Station Commander Phil Major said tankers had to bring in water due to the fire's distance from a hydrant.

He said two crews would remain on site overnight because the bales of waste paper could reignite.

No-one was injured in the fire, the cause of which is not yet known.

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