Dramatic aerial footage has emerged of a huge blaze ripping through a recycling centre in South Yorkshire today.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue tweeted the footage – believed to have been captured by a drone camera – which shows flames raging from the Universal Recycling base at Wharf Road in Kilnhurst, Rotherham.
More than 30 firefighters have been in attendance since about 10am this morning and it is believed that up to 500 tonnes of plastic are ablaze.
Residents living nearby have been urged to ensure their windows and doors are kept shut.
Wharf Road is closed with no access to vehicles and there is very limited access available on to Springfield Road, Beighton Road, and Waterway Lane.
Nearby Kilnhurst Community Centre is providing space for people to go who can’t get access to their homes on blocked off streets.