UPDATE: Firefighters put out blaze at Portsmouth recycling centre

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a recycling centre in Portsmouth this morning.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 7:19 am
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 9:30 am
Firefighters have been battling the fire this morning.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue tweeted that part of the centre in Quartremaine Road is alight.

A spokesperson said it received a call at about 5.45am to with a report of between seven and 10 tonnes of recycling waste on fire.

It sent two crews from Cosham and Southsea, and one from Havant, Fareham and Portchester.

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Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels to dampen the flames.

The spokesperson added that the incident was being treated as a ‘small fire’.

Residents were warned to avoid the area and make sure all windows are closed.

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