VIDEO: Portsmouth recycling plant blaze

The Strand in central London was cordoned-off after some 1,450 people were evacuated from a nightclub and a hotel following a gas leak. Picture: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

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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.