Spennymoor fire: Thick smoke rises from recycling site

Fire Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption The fire produced a large amount of smoke

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at a recycling centre in County Durham.

At the height of the blaze 30 tonnes of plastic were alight at Merrington Lane Industrial Estate, Spennymoor, creating large amounts of black smoke.

County Durham and Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said the incident, which began at 10:09 BST, was quickly brought under control.

It is now carrying out a joint investigation with Durham Police.

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