Regional: Massive blaze at recycling centre reignites

A MAJOR fire at a recycling plant in Cambridgeshire reignited in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze broke out at the Huntingdon Recycling Centre in Ellington at around 3am on Saturday.

Sixty fire fighters from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) were called to tackle the blaze assisted by colleagues from Northampton and Bedfordshire, as well as the United States Air Force.

A spokeswoman for CRFS said shortly before 4am today the fire reignited after a tree caught alight in the high winds.

She said three fire crews remain at the scene and are expected to be on site for some time.


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The fire took hold of around 1,000 tonnes of composted material and material waiting to be composted.

High winds caused the fire to spread quickly and forced the closure of part of the A14 on Saturday.

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