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Fire extinguished at Barking recycling plant after 9-hour effort

PUBLISHED: 10:31 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 10:32 09 December 2015

The fire raged at the Kingsbridge Road, Barking recycling plant     Photo: Sammie Ellis

The fire raged at the Kingsbridge Road, Barking recycling plant Photo: Sammie Ellis

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Dozens of firefighters battled all day to extinguish a blaze at a recycling centre.

The fire raged at the Kingsbridge Road, Barking recycling plant     Photo: Sammie EllisThe fire raged at the Kingsbridge Road, Barking recycling plant Photo: Sammie Ellis

About a quarter of the groundfloor building, in Kingsbridge Road, Barking, was alight when emergency services were called at 10.05am.

After a nine-hour slog, firefighters finally put out the flames at around 7.30pm.

One man was taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

The incident was attended by 35 firefighters and six engines from across East London.

Are you near, or have you been affected by, the Kingsbridge Road fire? Get in touch by calling 0208 477 3778 or emailing iain.burns@archant.co.uk

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