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Large industrial blaze now scaled down

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have now confirmed that the fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters tackled the blaze for around 3 hours, Around 40 firefighters from Cosham, Havant, Southsea, Portchester, Fareham, Wickham and an Environmental Protection Unit from Romsey was in attendance of the large fire.

The fire was located at a 9-storey recycling building in Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, involving plastics, paper and metal.

Firefighters are still continuing to cool down machinery that was involved in the fire and will remain on scene for several hours whilst hotspots are cooled down.

Officers are currently planning to release a number of the crews on the scene and scale the incident down to fewer appliances.

A full fire investigation is now underway.

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