Update PM: Firefighters still at scene of M W White recycling warehouse near Hethersett

Firefighters on the scene of the recycling centre fire in Ketteringham.

Firefighters on the scene of the recycling centre fire in Ketteringham. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are continuing to deal with a huge blaze at a recycling plant in which 120 tonnes of paper caught fire.

More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at M W White premises on Station Lane in Ketteringham, near Hethersett which started at 7.35am yesterday.

And baled paper in one warehouse is continuing to cause problems for crews this afternoon.

Norfolk's Fire and Rescue Service is liaising with staff from M W Whites and the Environment Agency and apologised inconvenience caused.

It is anticipated that Norfolk's Fire and Rescue Service will continue to be on scene for the next few days.

Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the roof of the building, which is 60x30m.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue spokesman said about 120 tonnes of baled recycled paper had caught fire, and crews from 15 appliances were using water jets and compressed air foam to stifle the flames.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service group manager Paul Seaman said crews had managed to confine the fire to 25pc of the building, which was too dangerous to enter.

Norfolk County Council's household recycling centre, located next to the paper recycling centre, is currently closed until further notice.

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