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Fire at Perth recycling centre now extinguished

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The fire at the recycling centre in Friarton Road, Perth has now been extinguished.

UPDATED: Monday September 5

Smoke has dissipated and transport routes have reopened. There is no disruption to local schools. SFRS has left the scene. The last appliance left the area at 11.56am on Monday, September 5.

Group Commander, Mike Youngson, who managed the incident, said: "This was a significant incident at its height with six appliances and crews on site to tackle the blaze. Working with partners at SEPA, Perth and Kinross Police, Public Health Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council, we've managed the situation to minimise the disruption to the local community and to keep local people informed. We would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation."

Flare up in the smoke is unlikely, but should this occur, residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.

If travelling through smoke, motorists should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed.

 

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