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WATCH: Huge fire on Cornish industrial estate

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8:29pm 18th June 2017
(Updated 8:29pm 18th June 2017)

Firefighters from across Cornwall have spent the night battling a huge fire on an industrial estate near Redruth.

At its height, 14 crews from as far away as Wadebridge were working to douse the flames at Pool.

It engulfed a warehouse used for storing recycling plastics at the Suez waste management centre.

Smoke could be seen billowing out across the area and locals reported hearing explosions.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area and residents to keep their doors and windows closed.

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Amy Thompson was filming the thick black smoke from the top of Carn Brea, just after 9pm on Saturday night.

She left shortly afterwards and told Pirate FM "it was still going", adding "there were quite a lot of explosions".

Amy said: "I heard a bang and looked over to see a small amount of smoke - I didn't think much of it".

She continued: "It took probably less than five minutes for the smoke to be billowing. A couple also there called 999 when we realised and it quickly took hold.

"There were lots of smaller explosions and then you could see flames with thick black smoke. The fire service arrived about five minutes after the phone call".

Rob Hosking tweeted: "Six pumps from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service dealing with a large fire in Pool.

"Please avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed".

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A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 19:21pm on Saturday evening, Cornwall Fire and Rescue service began receiving multiple reports of a fire at a recycling centre at Wilson Way, Pool.

"Due to the information received on initial calls three fire appliances were mobilised to the scene.

"Crews confirmed the fire is involving a large warehouse measuring 80 x 60m used for storing recycling plastics.

"Crews soon increased their request for eight fire appliances to attend the fire, along with an aerial ladder platform, Incident Command Support, breathing apparatus support, welfare unit and a water carrier.

"As of 22:00pm, a total of 14 fire resources are in attendance fighting the fire along with three flexi-duty officers.

"The incident has been sectorised and a water shuttle is in use. Good progress is being made on the fire".

One pump remained at the scene overnight and all crews had returned to base by 4.30am.

Scroll through the gallery below to see more photos from the scene.

8:29pm 18th June 2017

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