Firefighters have put out a blaze that had been burning at an abandoned recycling centre in Berkshire for almost seven months.
When the compost fire broke out at the Good2Grow site in November 2012, fire crews had hoped that it would extinguish itself naturally after a few weeks. More than six months later, the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service was forced to put the fire out itself. That operation began on 5 June. Firefighters were forced to move the waste a tonne at a time to extinguish it, because pouring water directly on to the piles would have produced a significant amount of smoke.