A recycling plant is to close for several weeks after a serious fire broke out at a store on Wednesday.
Tayside Fire and Rescue Service was called to the city's incinerator at Baldovie Industrial Estate at around 4.52am on Wednesday.
More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze which was put out at 7.30am.
The plant, which is run by Dundee Energy Recycling Limited (DERL) in Forties Road, deals with all of the city's refuse.
A spokesman for DERL said it had launched an investigation to establish the cause of the blaze.
He said the plant would remain closed for several weeks and it has diverted all waste deliveries to alternative facilities. Efforts are now focused on removing 350 tonnes of waste from the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) store in which the fire started. He added that the fire was spotted by control room staff by CCTV.
There were no injuries reported and the fire was largely contained to the plant’s RDF store, which is understood to be severely damaged. A fuel conveyor system and parts of the boiler house were also damaged.
Alan Jones, DERL managing director, said: “We cannot praise Tayside Fire and Rescue enough for the professional and effective way they have worked in conjunction with our own teams to bring this incident swiftly under control.
“Having launched an investigation, our priority now is to safely remove the 350 tonnes of waste from the fuel store where the fire started. This will allow us to assess the full extent of the damage then begin repairs as quickly as possible.”
The plant employs 45 staff and processes around 80,000 tonnes of waste in a year. The site at Baldovie Industrial Estate was opened in 1999.
A spokeswoman for Tayside Police said the force would be carrying out an inspection to determine the cause of the fire.
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