Authorities asked residents near a recycling plant in northwestern England to keep windows and doors closed when fire broke out Saturday afternoon.
Fire crews with Humberside Fire and Rescue arrived at the Energy Works plant at about 1:17 p.m. to find smoke issuing from vents on the side of the building, local media report. The four fire trucks in the initial response were soon joined by additional reinforcements.
The shelter-in-place warning came after smoke began blowing into a trailer park across the road.
“Cres will remain at Energy Works on Cleveland Street in Hull for most of the week,” the HFS Twitter site reports. “Although there is nothing of a hazardous nature on fire, the much reduced smoke may still cause some discomfort.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Energy Works utilizes a combination of renewable energy technologies, mixing recycling and energy conversion processes. Now fully operational the facility generates enough electricity to power 43,000 homes.