Over 40 firefighters work through the night tacking a blaze at a Scottish recycling centre

At the height of the fire, 45 firefighters were at the scene

Over 40 firefighters work through the night tacking a blaze at a recycling centre
Over 40 firefighters work through the night tacking a blaze at a recycling centre

Firefighters have worked through the night tackling a blaze at a recycling centre.

The fire, at a two-storey building at Solway Recycling in the Shawhead area near Dumfries, was reported at around 4pm on Sunday.

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At the height of the incident, up to 45 firefighters with nine appliances were dealing with the blaze in Dumfries and Galloway.

Three appliances were still at the scene at 6.30am on Monday.

There were no reports of any casualties.

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