VIDEO: Investigations continue into Wollaston recycling centre fire

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Firefighters are this morning due to return to the scene of an industrial fire in Wollaston yesterday (Sunday, January 18).

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service officers will be heading to ThinkGreen recycling centre in the village in order to help determine the cause of the blaze.

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

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

The fire, which began at lunchtime on Sunday, prompted a warning from the emergency services to keep windows and doors shut.

A thick plume of smoke billowed into the sky from the fire, which took hold in about 80 tonnes of plastic material.

An eyewitness said: “I was getting ready to go out when I saw some light grey smoke coming up from the industrial estate from my bedroom window. I dialled 999 – it’s not the first there has been a fire there, about 12 years ago I dialled 999 when a skip containing rubbish was set on fire.”

This video shows the views of the smoke of Neil French, who was flying planes in Olney, and the distant view from the Manor Farm Heliclub in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes.

Fire crews from Bedfordshire joined Buckinghamshire firefighters in helping their Northamptonshire colleagues – with 60 firefighters on the scene at one stage during the afternoon.

In a statement issued today (Monday), Northants Fire and Rescue Service watch manager Thom Stitt said: “We will be returning later this morning to assist investigators investigate the cause of the fire.

“Our previous advice to members of the public to keep windows and doors closed has been lifted.”

Large industrial fire in Wollaston. Pic by @DominikSzablows, Twitter

Large industrial fire in Wollaston. Pic by @DominikSzablows, Twitter