'Major fire' at Northumberland recycling plant causes road closures as firefighters tackle blaze

A major fire has broken out at a recycling plant in West Sleekburn with road closures in place while firefighters tackle the blaze.

Saturday, 29th January 2022, 6:26 pm

The fire has forced road closures on the C403 and C415 to Cambois with diversions currently in place.

Firefighters are also warning that drifting smoke is also causing poor visibility on the A189 spine road.

A spokesperson for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our fire crews are tackling a major fire at a recycling plant at West Sleekburn.

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

The C403 and C415 roads to Cambois have been closed and diversions are in place.

Drifting smoke is also causing poor visibility on the A189 Spine Road. Please reduce your speed, close windows and put headlights on if you are travelling along this stretch of road.

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