PICTURES: Dramatic blaze photos show recycling plant inferno which could be seen across Yorkshire

More than 60 fire fighters tackled the blaze at its height. (Photo: SYFR).
More than 60 fire fighters tackled the blaze at its height. (Photo: SYFR).

A huge fire at a South Yorkshire recycling plant which raged for more than 20 hours has finally been put out - and these pictures show the dramatic blaze at its height.

Dozens of firefighters spent the night at the site in Kilnhurst, Rotherham after fire broke out yesterday afternoon sending huge black plumes of smoke into the sky which could be seen across the region.

Thousands of tonnes of plastic were destroyed. (Photo: SYFR).

Thousands of tonnes of plastic were destroyed. (Photo: SYFR).

At its height, eight fire engines, several specialist vehicles and around 60 firefighters tackled the flames at the site which is occupied by two firms - Universal Recycling and Moulding Solutions Ltd.

Residents were advised to stay in their homes and keep doors and windows for more than 20 hours but the order has now been lifted.

Thousands of tonnes of plastic went up in flames after the fire broke out at about 4.30pm on Sunday.

No-one is believed to have been injured in the blaze at the site.

Huge plumes of smoke could be spotted across swathes of Yorkshire as the fire raged.

Huge plumes of smoke could be spotted across swathes of Yorkshire as the fire raged.

Vehicles and machinery appear to have been destroyed by the flames.

Vehicles and machinery appear to have been destroyed by the flames.

The site in Kilnhurst was ravaged by the huge blaze which could be seen for miles around. (Photo: SYFR).

The site in Kilnhurst was ravaged by the huge blaze which could be seen for miles around. (Photo: SYFR).

Lorries at the site have been destroyed by the fire. (Photo: SYFR).

Lorries at the site have been destroyed by the fire. (Photo: SYFR).