Firefighters have been tackling a  blaze at a recycling centre in Bolton.

The fire at the the Viridor Plant on Raikes Lane Industrial Estate broke out just before 5.00pm on  Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control after about ninety minutes.

Group Manager John Crawley, Incident Commander at the scene said: “A significant amount of resources arrived at the incident quickly and were able to bring the fire under control. The actions of our staff tonight allowed us to save a large portion of the and surrounding site.

“Firefighters will remain at the incident overnight to liaise and assist with the Viridor management team.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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