Blaze destroys 40 tonnes of plastic at recycling plant

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A FIRE destroyed 40 tonnes of plastic at a Hartlepool recycling unit.

Firefighters were called to J & B Recycling in Thomlinson Road, at 9.55pm yesterday.

Forty tonnes of bailed recycled plastic had caught fire.

Two engines from Stranton Fire Station spent about 30 minutes tackling the blaze.