Shildon recycling plant fire cause investigated

A investigation is to be carried out into the cause of a fire at a County Durham waste recycling site.

Emergency services were called to Shepherd Environmental, on the Hackworth Industrial Estate, Shildon, at 16:30 BST on Sunday.

People living close to the site were advised to keep doors and windows closed until the smoke had cleared.

Firefighters were damping down at the site on Monday. A joint investigation with police will start later.

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