Fire at Taunton Recycling centre
Fire fighters were called to a blaze at the recycling centre at Priorswood, Taunton, in the early hours of this morning. This was a major fire with up to 60 firefighters were involved at the peak of the blaze. The fire started in the Materials Recovery Facility where recycling is sorted for sending out to be reprocessed.
At this stage the cause is not known.
The recycling centre will be shut all day today (3 October). The Nerrols School nearby has also been closed for the day because of the large amount of smoke from the fire.
Residents are advised to delay any planned visits to the Priorswood site or consider alternatives. The details of other recycling sites and their opening hours can be found here: www.somerset.gov.uk/find-your-nearest-recycling-centre/