Firefighters have tackled a blaze which sent toxic smoke over the east of Hull.
The fire at a plastics recycling unit on Helsinki Road on the Sutton Fields Industrial Estate which started in the early hours of yesterday morning is now under control. At its height, 60 firefighters were at the scene and water had to be pumped from the nearby river.
Chief Fire Officer for Humberside Fire & Rescue Services Richard Hannigan said the flames were 30m-40m high at the peak of the fire.
“We’ve got the situation well and truly under control” he said. “Four appliances are at the scene damping down. We’re now into the investigation phase of the incident to try and discover the cause of the fire. We want to prevent this happening again,” he said.
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