Fire at Hull recycling plant

hull recycling plant fire
Image caption At its height, a plume of smoke from the recycling plant fire could be seen across Hull

A major blaze at a recycling plant in Hull sent a huge plume of smoke across the city.

Six crews were deployed to the fire, at Taylors Recycling Services on Century Road in Saltend, at 12:45 BST, where packed paper was alight.

Standby crews were sent as firefighters were taking part in strike action.

No-one was injured but people living nearby were told to keep doors and windows shut.

The nearby A1033 Hedon Road was also closed both ways due to smoke blowing across the road.

Image caption Emergency crews were called to the fire at about 12:45 BST
Image caption A football match at the Hedon Rangers ground continued with smoke clearly visible in the background
Image caption Nearby roads were closed due to smoke blowing across them

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