Video: Nasa satellite picks up Leeds recycling fire

Pictures of smoke from a huge fire at a recycling plant near Leeds has been picked up on a Nasa satellite, it has emerged.

People living near the blaze at the plant in Sherburn-in-Elmet have been advised to keep windows closed after up to 15,000 tonnes of material, including tyres, caught light.

Satellite image issued by NASA of smoke seen coming from huge blaze at a tyre depot at Sherburn-in-Elmet. PIC: NASA/ Terra/MODIS/PA Wire

Satellite image issued by NASA of smoke seen coming from huge blaze at a tyre depot at Sherburn-in-Elmet. PIC: NASA/ Terra/MODIS/PA Wire

North Yorkshire Police said the smoke was heading across the moors and towards the east coast, and because the plume was high in the sky the risk of harm to the public was low.

 

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