Fire hits recycling centre in Stockport


Around 50 firefighters are tackling a fire at Junction 25 Recycling in Stockport.

Fire crews have managed to contain the blaze at the site in Bredbury. A large number of bales of recyclable material are believed to be involved in the fire.


Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service area manager Sean Booth said: “We will certainly be here for longer than today. There is a large smoke plume going into the air and moving towards Tameside.

“We were faced by a rapidly developing fire at a site of about 100m by 100m when we arrived after 9pm last night and have been working at the scene all night.

“Because of the efforts overnight, we were able to contain the fire and have been able to life some of the road closures and restrictions that were put in place.” 

Pic: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue