Blaze at Lincolnshire rendering plant

A fire has broken out at a rendering plant in Lincolnshire, partly demolishing a building that housed a loading bay, as well as two trailers containing meal.

Six fire crews were called out to deal with the blaze at A Hughes & Sons in Skellingthorpe in Lincolnshire just after 6am this morning and are still at the scene.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.

The company processes a range of animal by-products from abattoirs, food processors and retail food waste, rendering it into commercially useful products, such as tallow and bonemeal, as well as recycling cooking oil from foodservice to create biofuels. It is also a registered collector and disposal point on the National Fallen Stock Scheme, operated on behalf of the government.