Fire at Hartlepool recycling plant

Windermere Road, Hartlpool. Image from Google Maps.
Windermere Road, Hartlpool. Image from Google Maps.

Three fire crews tackled a blaze at a Hartlepool recycling plant today.

Two crews from Stranton fire station and one from Stockton were called to the pant in Windermere Road, Belle Vue, shortly before 10.30am.

A wood shredding machine had caught fire and the flames had spread to a nearby wood pile.

The blaze was extinguished by 11.46am.