Stockport: Massive Fire Could Burn 'For Days'

21 August 2013, 12:52

Capital's been told a huge fire at a recycling plant in Stockport could continue to burn for several days.

Flames swept through the plant, just off Ashton Road, Bredbury, on Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

At its height 50 firefighters and 10 engines were used to bring the blaze under control.

It caused a huge plume of grey smoke to drift over Bredbury and the surrounding areas.

Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have told Capital there's no risk to life, but have urged people to close their doors and windows.

Tony Bryan, the Incident Commander, said: "Scientists have tested the local area and we have no concerns about safety.

"Its no different to a barbecue really - you wouldn't expect to stand next to a barbecue that's smoking off."

No injuries have been reported but the plant is severely damaged.

Investigators have to wait until the fire is completely extinguished before they're able to work out how it started.

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