Huge vegetable oil fire at North Cave recycling plant

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image copyrightHumberside Fire and Rescue Service
image captionThe fire service said there was indication the smoke was hazardous

Firefighters have tackled a huge blaze at a recycling plant where 600 tonnes of vegetable oil went up in flames on Christmas Day.

At its height, 62 firefighters and 12 engines were at the biogas plant in Crosslands Lane in North Cave.

There have been no reported casualties as the plant was not believed to be operational at the time.

People nearby were urged to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said crews remained at the scene throughout Boxing Day checking for hotspots and liaising with the owners of the plant.

image copyrightHumberside Fire and Rescue Service
image captionCrews remain on site checking for hotspots
image copyrightHumberside Fire and Rescue Service
image captionThe fire service said it was liaising with the plant's owners

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