VIDEO: Dozens of firefighters battle major fire at Wollaston recycling centre

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Smoke has been billowing from a large fire at an industrial premises in Wollaston.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the fire in Raymond Close at about 12.40pm today (Sunday, January 18).

Smoke billows from an industrial fire in Wollaston. Picture by Neil French, who was flying a plane in Olney

Smoke billows from an industrial fire in Wollaston. Picture by Neil French, who was flying a plane in Olney

Dozens of firefighters from three counties have been tackling the blaze, and the fire service says eight of its pumps are in attendance.

The smoke poured into the sky and the service warned people nearby to keep doors and windows shut as a precaution.

The fire was at ThinkGreen recycling, with plastic bottles which were awaiting processing on fire.

A Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service statement said: “The fire is concentrated in the rear yard of the recycling centre with approximately 80 tonnes of plastic material involved in fire.

Wollaston industrial fire. Picture by Jon P Farmer (Twitter @jpfotouk)

Wollaston industrial fire. Picture by Jon P Farmer (Twitter @jpfotouk)

“There are currently 10 pumping appliances plus other specialist appliances on scene with approximately 60 fire fighters in attendance.

“Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has been assisted by colleagues from Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, and are working with the other emergency services and partner agencies on scene.

“Active fire fighting is still on going but the fire is under control.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Aerial picture of the Wollaston fire taken by Tim Williams, a pilot from Bristol

Aerial picture of the Wollaston fire taken by Tim Williams, a pilot from Bristol

“The public are still being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure from the smoke plume.”

The extent of the blaze can be seen thanks to photos sent in by Tim Williams, a pilot from Bristol, and Neil French, who was flying planes near Olney. The images show thick black smoke spreading across the countryside.

Northants Telegraph photographer Alison Bagley also attended the scene, and shot the video above.

You can email your pictures of the fire to huw.silk@jpress.co.uk.

See a slideshow of pictures from the fire here.