BILLOWING smoke could be seen in Mortimer over the weekend following a fire at a recycling centre in Padworth Lane.

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A pile of waste caught fire on Sunday, May 17 and was brought under control by fire crews form Mortimer, Caversham, Dee Road and Whitley Wood.

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The fire broke out at around 11.28am, and six firefighters extinguished the blaze, remaining on the scene for just under three hours.