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Crews tackle fire at North Lanarkshire recycling site

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Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a building within a recycling site in North Lanarkshire.

Viridor said the "small fire" at its Bargeddie Recycling Hub broke out in a storage bay, containing 30 tonnes of electrical appliances, at about 08:30.

The firm said fire crews, police and officials from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency were in attendance.

Viridor said all staff were accounted for and the recycling site had been closed as a precaution.

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Martin Grey, communications manager for Viridor, said: "With flames reported by site personnel in a storage bay for locally collected small domestic appliances, staff followed established response plans and notified emergency services.

"Viridor staff are accounted for and are working with fire service personnel to bring the incident under control.

"This contained incident occurred in a storage area separate from the site's materials recycling facility. The full Bargeddie site has been closed as a precaution until the incident has concluded."

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said a total of seven fire appliances had been called to the site from Easterhouse, Bellshill, Clydesmill and Milngavie stations.

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