Major fire at Hull waste plant

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Firefighters are continuing to tackle a major fire at a waste plant in Hull.

At its height, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service had crews with 15 fire engines tackling the fire at the former Cleartech Waste plant on Stockholm Road, which started around 7.45am.

The blaze covers an area of waste 100m by 150m and 300 tonnes of waste - including 100 tonnes of cardboard and paper.

Specialist officers were continuing to work at the scene this lunchtime, with the operation now scaled back to two crews and an aerial platform, a fire service spokesperson added.

The Environment Agency has confirmed that the smoke from the fire is not of concern to the public, but the fire service has recommended that residents and businesses in the area continue to keep windows and doors closed.

Road closures are still in place around Stockholm Road and Copenhagen Road.

Earlier, Hull Council evacuated its Stockholm Road depot.

Waste collection, highways and passenger transport services will continue, however as Stockholm Road is currently closed there may be a disruption, a Council spokesperson said.