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15,000 ton tyre dump fire visible from space Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire UK. 

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Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze involving 15,000 tonnes of tyres at a North Yorkshire recycling plant.

The fire at Newgen Recycling Centre in Sherburn-in-Elmet on Thursday sent up a plume of smoke so thick it could be seen from space.

Fire chiefs are letting the smouldering tyres burn out but warn it could take several days.

Once extinguished, investigators will work to establish the cause of the blaze.

One of the things they will look at is whether the tyres were stored correctly.

Dave McCabe, area manager for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "One of the questions we will be asking is how this fire started and why it was allowed to spread so rapidly, because what we would recommend is that a tyre dump of this nature would be split into small stacks.

"At the end of this we will be looking to see if that legislation

Added: Jan-17-2014 Occurred On: Jan-17-2014
By: anglosaxonwarlord
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Tags: 15000 tone, tyre, dump, fire, visible, from, space, pikys, at, work, again, sherburn in elmet,
Location: Sherburn in Elmet, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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