A RUBBISH tip has been engulfed in flames, with firefighters battling to handle the blaze.

Firefighters from all across Reading were sent to the rubbish tip on the A33 at 10:50am on Sunday August 6.

The tip, which is run by RE3 recycling, confirmed that there were no casualties in the fire in a message posted on Twitter.

The message read: "Reading recycling centre is currently shut following a fire. Fire services have been in attendance. Safe evacuation & no casualties."

Reading Fire Station One confirmed the news that there were no injuries.

Firefighter McGuinnity said: "We were there, we sent about forty firefighters to the scene.

"Most of the Reading stations were sent, so it was quite a thorough job.

"It was just rubbish, nobody was hurt in the fire.

"I'm not sure how it started but there will be a full investigation."

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for comment.