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'Keep your doors and windows closed', warn firefighters at Bridgnorth blaze involving 40 tonnes of waste

People have been warned to keep their windows and doors closed as firefighters tackle a blaze involving 40 tonnes of waste.

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Firefighters have been at Knowle Sands industrial estate. Picture: Bridgnorth Fire Station

Four fire engines were sent to Knowle Sands industrial estate in Bridgnorth this morning to deal with a 20m x 40m blaze.

Bridgnorth Fire Station shared a picture, showing smoke billowing into the sky. A spokesman said: "We are currently dealing with a building fire on Knowle Sands industrial estate. Joined by colleagues from Telford and Much Wenlock. Please keep windows and doors closed for the time being."

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service provided an update shortly before midday to say the fire is "now under control" and that crews from Telford Central and Wellington are "working with the on-site staff to pull out and damp down the contents".

A spokesman said: "This is creating a smoke plume and anyone near to the area is encouraged to keep windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure."

The fire service's incident log said: "At 5.24am on Tuesday, October 3, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire in Bridgnorth. 20m x 40m area involved in fire - 40 tonnes of waste involved.

"Four fire appliances including the water carrier were mobilised from Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Telford Central. Operations and principal officers were in attendance."

Crews used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to tackle the fire.