VIDEO - Footage of flames as residents warned by police to keep doors and windows closed because of fire at Ancaster recycling plant

Residents have been warned tokeep doors and windows closed while firefighters tackle a fire at a recyclling plant near Ancaster.

The alarm was raised just before 2am this morning at Mid UK Recycling on the High Dike where around 400 stacked bales of rubbish and carpets were found to be well alight.

A view of the fire taken on a camera phone by Ash Bates. EMN-150707-072309001

A view of the fire taken on a camera phone by Ash Bates. EMN-150707-072309001

There have been reports that the smoke can be seen as far away as Boston and a fire and rescue spokesman says there are 12 fire appliances, one water carrier, a hose layer and a high volume pump in attendance.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Police, Fire and Ambulance responders were at the scene and police toured the area advising residents to keep their windows closed as there was thick black smoke coming from the fire. A number of roads around the area have been closed.

He added: “The cause of the fire is not yet known. There are no injuries.”

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The fire near Ancaster taken on a camera phone by Ash Bates. EMN-150707-072258001

The fire near Ancaster taken on a camera phone by Ash Bates. EMN-150707-072258001

A view of the plume of smoke taken at about 5.45am by Clare Rayner of Sleaford. EMN-150707-102935001

A view of the plume of smoke taken at about 5.45am by Clare Rayner of Sleaford. EMN-150707-102935001