PEOPLE forced out of their homes after a huge fire at a recycling plant have been allowed to return.
Firefighters and police carried out a further assessment last night (Tuesday) at Universal Recycling, Wharf Road in Kilhhurst.
A spokesman for the fire service said smoke levels had reduced and it was safe for all residents to return to their homes and for them to open windows.
Around 500 tonnes of plastic and metals caught light on Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.
Firefighters remain at the scene this morning as damping down continues and a spokesman said the blaze was believed to have been caused by machinery.