Picture special: Your views of dramatic fire at Sunderland waste recycling plant

Smoke from a huge fire in Sunderland has been spotted miles away across South Tyneside and County Durham.

Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 10:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 3:26 pm
Reader pictures of a fire at a former waste recycling plant in Deptford, Sunderland. Picture: Mick Naisbitt.

Sunderland Echo readers have been sharing their own photographs of the blaze at Alex Smiles waste recycling plant, Deptford.

The fire started yesterday - and crews remain on site today as work continues to bring it under control.

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Almost 50 firefighters were first sent to the incident on Monday, with a dozen still working hard to get the fire out.

A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service told the Echo: “Crews are there and I suspect they will be there for the rest of the day.”

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