Tyne & Wear

Warning after recycling site fire in North Tyneside

Fire at site
Image caption Police warned visibility could be reduced due to a high volume of smoke

Drivers in North Tyneside have been warned to take care after a fire at a recycling facility.

Emergency services were called to the fire at the site in Wallsend Road in North Shields just after 1000 GMT Saturday.

Police warned drivers a large amount of smoke could reduce visibility in the area, and to take extra care.

By midday, only the approach road to the site was closed. Police said the fire could take some time to put out.

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