Firefighters tackle recycling plant blaze for third night

Emergency services have been on the scene of the fire at a battery recycling centre in Kilwinning since Monday.

Firefighters tackle Kilwinning Fenix Battery Recycling plant blaze for third night STV News

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a recycling centre in Ayrshire for a third night as residents continue to be advised to stay indoors.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed on Thursday that two fire engines remain on site at the fire at Fenix Battery Recycling plant on Byrehill Place, Kilwinning, which started on Monday evening.

They say the blaze is now “under control”.

Six fire engines and a height appliance were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised at 10.05pm on Monday night with around 40 firefighters mobilised at the height of the incident.

Police advised residents in the North Ayrshire town to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

On Wednesday, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service warned of a possible increase in smoke from the site through “increased activity” in an attempt to fully extinguish the blaze and warned residents not to be alarmed but to “remain at home with doors and windows shut”.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said on Thursday morning: “Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire within a recycling centre on Byrehill Place, Kilwinning.

“Two fire appliances are in attendance and crews are working to gain full access to the site to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“We continue to work with the recycling centre and partner agencies to minimise the disruption to the local community and will continue to provide updates.”

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