Ashton-Under-Lyne residents told to close windows

Residents in Greater Manchester are being told to keep their windows closed after a fire at a recycling plant.

Crews were called to Texas Road, in Ashton-Under-Lyne, at 2030 GMT on Thursday where a pile of rubbish had caught fire.

Firefighters are damping down at the scene but a plume of smoke at the site was still being reported.

A fire service spokesman said: "We're telling people to keep their doors and windows closed until it disperses."

He added: "But it is quite a still morning and the smoke is lingering."

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