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Day three of the Deptford fire

Fire Deptford Environment Agency Twitter

5:15am 16th May 2018
(Updated 7:44pm 16th May 2018)

Fire crews are still at Deptford working on the blaze which took hold on Monday night.

It's day three of the fire at the Alex Smiles recycling plant, whic continues to pump smoke into the air from the banks of the Wear.

Fire fighters have worked through a second successive evening to tackle the fire.

An investigation's underway into the cause, with the Environment Agency advising locals and passing drivers to keep windows closed.


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Deptford fire Northumbria Police advice Facebook

The public in the area are being reminded to keep their windows closed while the smoke continues to billow, as it can be an irritant.

The Environment Agency have also been assessing any potential impact of the fire and been giving advice and guidance.

The fire fighters who have been working throughout the evening have been given vital support from the local community.

Deptford Salvation Army assistance

Members of the Salvation Army have been on hand to keep the workers hydrated and fed while they tackle the blaze.

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