Warning to residents in Fareham as firefighters tackle blaze at Veolia recycling plant

Fire at the Veolia depot in Downend Road, Fareham'Picture: Portchester Fire Station
Fire at the Veolia depot in Downend Road, Fareham'Picture: Portchester Fire Station
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RESIDENTS have been warned to keep all windows and doors closed as fire crews tackle a fire at the Veolia Waste Management plant in Fareham.

Seven fire appliances and 45 firefighters are still at Warren Farm after being alerted to the fire at 4.02am.

The fire at Warren Farm in Downend Road, Fareham.'Picture: Sarah Standing

The fire at Warren Farm in Downend Road, Fareham.'Picture: Sarah Standing

Due to concerns over over smoke inhalation, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning to people living close to the Downend Road Site.

There is also smoke drifting over the M27, and matrix signs are alerting drivers.

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A tweet from Portchester Fire Station, which has seen crews called, said that it involved recycling waste on fire.

The smoke from the fire caused poor visibility on parts of the M27. Picture: Sarah Standing (170919-7631)

The smoke from the fire caused poor visibility on parts of the M27. Picture: Sarah Standing (170919-7631)

A spokeswoman said: ‘Due to concerns about the smoke plume, which may not be visible, all residents in the Portsdown Hill Road area are advised to keep windows and doors shut.’

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Fire crews from Fareham, Portchester, Cosham and Southsea have all been involved in tackling the blaze which is believed to have involved 100 tonnes of waste.

The fire was ‘brought under control’ at 6.57am but is not yet out. There are no reported injuries. 

This morning's fire in Downend Road, Fareham 'Picture: Sarah Standing

This morning's fire in Downend Road, Fareham 'Picture: Sarah Standing