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West Scotland Emergency Response team called out to recycling plant blaze

[Photo courtesy of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue]

The Salvation Army’s West Scotland Emergency Response team were called to assist the Strathclyde Fire Brigade as they responded to a blaze at a recycling plant in Floors Street, Johnstone, on Monday 21 January.

The Salvation Army provided practical support to around 80 fire fighters who were called to the massive blaze.

Fire Crews were called at 9:15 pm with the fire under control by 8:30am.

The Salvation Army Emergency Response vehicle was on the scene to hand out hot drinks and refreshments to fire fighters from Johnstone, Paisley, Renfrew and a number of other local fire stations.

The factory is used as a plant for a company which specialises in recycling waste plastic materials.

The police confirmed a joint investigation had been launched into the cause of the blaze, although it had not been established whether it was suspicious or not.