Ten fire engines tackle blaze at wood recycling centre in Elkesly

Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a building in Elkesly which locals say is a wood recycling centre.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 10:46 am
Thick black smoke at a wood recycling centre in Elkesly - the scene of the fire
Thick black smoke at a wood recycling centre in Elkesly - the scene of the fire

Ten fire engines are currently at the scene of the large building fire – the fire service are warning householders to keep doors and windows closed.

They are using a water carrier to help douse the flames.

It is unclear so far how the fire has broken out.

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The scene of the fire at wood recycling centre in Elkesly

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are being assisted by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, a Nottinghamshire Police drone, and Western Power Distribution.

They tweeted: “10 Fire engines, 1 Arial ladder platform, 1 Command support vehicle, and 1 Water bowser continue to tackle the fire in #Elkesley.

“Please avoid the area and local residents affected by the smoke to close their doors and windows.”