VIDEO: Fire at recycling plant

The A153 Grantham road has now re-opened after it was closed due to the fire at Ancaster.

Fire crews are still in attendance at a recycling plant on Ermine Street, which broke out during the early hours of the morning (Wednesday).

Diversions after Ancaster fire

Diversions after Ancaster fire

The fire broke out at just after midnight at Mid UK Recycling and crews from all over Lincolnshire are now damping down the blaze, which is affecting 550 tonnes of recycled carpet.

Six fire engines, a Hydraulic Platform, a hose layer and a High Volume Pump attended the incident and quickly controlled the fire, and are currently using water jets to extinguish it and later when it is safe to do so, Mid UK Recycling will cover the remaining fire with soil.

The Health Protection Agency has advised residents at any property affected by the smoke to stay indoors and close their doors and windows as a precautionary measure. Anyone experiencing breathing issues because of the smoke should call NHS Direct or their local GP.

The fire is causing some traffic disruption in the area; this is because a fire service hose is crossing the road at the crossroads at Ancaster.

Ancaster fire

Ancaster fire

The B6403 High Dyke will be closed for the next two days to accommodate this and diversions are in place.

However, more minor local routes are available for shorter journeys and motorists are advised to use these carefully and with common sense – larger vehicles and HGVs are not advised to use smaller roads.

Mid UK Recycling would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and are doing everything they can to bring the incident to a rapid conclusion.More to follow.