Resident speaks of Padiham recycling centre blaze drama

In this video filmed by Burnley Express reporter Ben Kenyon and readers, we hear from a Padiham resident who witnessed the huge blaze which ripped through a Padiham’s recycling centre on Thursday evening.

Smoke could be seen for miles around for hours as plastic bundled at the site in Park Road caught fire and fire-fighters from the area rushed to the scene.

The recycling centre blaze can be seen behind Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham. Photo: Craig Simpson

The recycling centre blaze can be seen behind Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham. Photo: Craig Simpson

The dramatic scenes brought local residents out onto the streets to record the spectacle.