PICTURES of the aftermath of a blaze at a recycling plant in Somerset have been released.

Fire crews from nine fire stations attended the incident at Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary.

Initially fire engines from Wincanton, Shepton Mallet and Somerton and an aerial platform from Yeovil were sent at around 9.30am.

A plume of smoke was visible from the distance.

On arrival, firefighters discovered two bays in the recycling centre well alight.

Further appliances were called in from Yeovil and Mere, a command support unit from Street, welfare pod from Burnham-on-Sea, an incident support unit from Martock and a water carrier from Bridgwater.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Crews tackled the fire using main jets, hose reel jets and a mechanical digger.

"Crews remained on scene for some time damping down hotspots."