VIDEO: Portsmouth recycling plant blaze

On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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News reporter Miles O’Leary took this video of smoke rising from a Portsmouth recycling plant.

The blaze caused a huge pall of smoke to rise over the city today.

Thanks to Marcin Jedrysiak and Rosie Trout for additional footage from Portsdown Hill.

Still photograph by Mark Cox.