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Twenty tonnes of plastic waste have been destroyed by fire at the Environcom recycling facility in Grantham this morning.

Environmental heath officers from South Kesteven District Council have been joined by the Environment Agency and Lincolnshire Emergency Planners at the large fire inside the Environcom premises. The council has tweeted a video of the incident.

Ten fire appliances are attending the incident at the Environcom recycling company on Spittlegate Level.

The fire service says it is tackling the fire in a single storey building. The blaze started in machinery in the building.

In its latest update, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said it was using four breathing apparatus and one hose reel to fight the blaze.

Residents nearby have been asked to keep windows and doors closed.

Spittlegate Level has been closed to traffic.

Ten fire appliances are attending a fire on Spittlegate Level. (7829528)
Ten fire appliances are attending a fire on Spittlegate Level. (7829528)


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