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Large blaze at recycling centre

Recycle centre fire
More than 60 firefighters were tackling the blaze (picture by Alison Weller)

Firefighters have spent the night damping down a recycling depot in West Sussex following a huge blaze.

More than 60 firefighters were called out to tackle the fire at the civic amenity and recycling centre in Metcalf Way, Crawley, on Monday evening.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said it was too early to tell how the fire started.

About 80% of the depot was alight and the flames had sent a plume of thick black smoke into the air.

The blaze started at about 1800 BST.

A total of 28 fire service vehicles were called to the site including eight fire engines and two height platforms.

No-one was reported to have been injured in the incident.

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