Huge blaze at Milton recycling centre under investigation

FIRE investigators are investigating a huge blaze which swept through a plastics recycling centre yesterday (Sunday).

Around 50 firefighters tackled the inferno at Hanbury Plastic Recycling, in Milton, as a 500ft high plume of smoke towered over North Staffordshire.

The first crews arrived at the scene in Redhills Road shortly before 8.30am and water was pumped from the nearby Caldon Canal to help tackle the flames.