Emergency services respond to large fire near Thames
Emergency services, fire crews and several fire appliances are at the scene of a large fire said to have started in plastic bales located outside at a recycling plant near Thames.
The fire was first reported to the Fire Service at 2.33 pm this afternoon.
The Smart Environmental Ltd recycling yard shares the same site as the Carter Holt Harvey Mill at Kopu where a huge blaze happened in April last year.
Massive plumes of black acrid smelling smoke can be seen for miles.