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Fire crews tackling large blaze at recycling plant


Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) is currently responding to a fire at a recycling centre in Sharpness this morning.

At 5:59am on Friday 2nd December, GFRS were called to the fire at New Earth Solutions on the Sharpness Docks in Sharpness, Berkeley.

Over 50 firefighters from GFRS and neighbouring Avon Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance, with eleven appliances currently on the scene as well as an aerial platform.

Fire crews are also being supported by South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (HART Team) and Gloucestershire Constabulary, who have closed-off the scene. The Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water are also on scene.

There are no plans to evacuate neighbouring businesses or residents, and no concerns over the smoke from the fire. However the advice as always is to keep windows or doors closed.

Stewart Edgar, chief fire officer at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Fire crews have been on scene since early this morning, working to tackle a large fire in a garden and waste recycling facility.

"The fire is self contained and we have no concerns about the safety of local residents or businesses.

"This is a large scale, ongoing incident and an investigation into the cause will take place once the fire has been dealt with."

More updates will follow.

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