Fire is out at Murfitts tyre recycling plant in Lakenheath
- Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
A large fire that broke out at a tyre recycling plant in Lakenheath is under control.
Six appliances from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have attended Murfitts Industries Ltd in Station Road this morning.
The call came in at 8.45am and about 10 appliances were mobilised.
Eye witnesses saw large flames and a thick, black plume of smoke - but the fire is now out.
Brandon Fire Station said in a Facebook post that when crews arrived about 40 tonnes of shredded tyre waste was well alight.
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"Crews will remain on scene for some time," the post said.
District councillor Brian Harvey said he was concerned about the fumes.
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Speaking this morning, he said: "From the photographs and what I'm being told by local residents the fumes are spreading quite considerably at the moment, hence the reason for trying to get the information out."
He said the site was next to Lakenheath Railway Station and backed onto the railway line.
The company retained the Littleport site, but it never again became operational.
It is understood crews are still on site.