27/02/2014

Gtr Manchester Recycling Plant Fire Produces 'Toxic Smoke'

Some 40 firefighters were needed to tackle a fire at a Greater Manchester recycling plant, which had been producing "toxic smoke" due to the amount of plastic at the site.

The fire at the Horwich Loco Industrial Estate, off Chorley New Road in Bolton, was reported at about 00:25 on Thursday morning.

Residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke being produced by the fire.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze and stop it spreading to other nearby properties.

(MH)

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