Firefighters still tackling Hitchin blaze which started 12 hours ago

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at a recycling plant in Hunting Gate, Hitchin. Credit: @WGCfir

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at a recycling plant in Hunting Gate, Hitchin. Credit: @WGCfirecommand via Twitter - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are still tackling a blaze which started 12 hours ago in an industrial unit which houses recycling waste.

Fire at Winters House, Hunting Gate, Hitchin

Fire at Winters House, Hunting Gate, Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to the unit on Hunting Gate in Hitchin just before 9.30pm last night (Tuesday).

Damage caused by the fire

Damage caused by the fire - Credit: Archant

Overnight a total of nine fire crews have been on site, trying to bring the fire, which was well alight on the ground and first floor, under control.

Fire at Winters House, Hunting Gate, Hitchin

Fire at Winters House, Hunting Gate, Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Machinery has been used to seperate the waste which has not yet caught fire from that which has.

It is believed 40% of the unit’s contents was well alight.

The fire is still ongoing.

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