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Burton Latimer recycle plant fire burns for seven days

Fire at recycling plant
Image caption Smoke from the fire at Blackbridge Farm can be seen for miles around

Firefighters will remain at the scene of a waste recycling plant blaze in Northamptonshire until Monday - eight days after it broke out.

The fire at Blackbridge Farm in Burton Latimer broke out on Sunday, two weeks after a fire at the site which lasted for seven days in September.

Residents, schools and businesses in the area have been told to keep their doors and windows closed.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue said crews will stay over the weekend.

Plumes of smoke have been seen 25 miles away in the village of Weedon.

At its height on Monday, more than 40 firefighters were at the scene and on Wednesday morning cars in Thrapston, more than 10 miles away, were covered in ash from the fire.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the effects of the fire.

Blackbridge Farm is an industrial site run by Think Environmental Ltd, which recycles waste to form bales, which are then used to produce energy.

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