Fire crews from across the central belt have attended a blaze within a landfill site near the village of Bargeddie.

Two fire appliances from Easterhouse Community Fire Stations were sent to Viridor's Bargeddie Recycling Hub at around 8.30am.

Staff loading a vehicle with waste electrical and electronic equipment reported a small fire in a storage bay where locally collected material is held prior to being treated at the company’s specialist e-waste processing facility at Perth.

The bay contained circa 30 tonnes of small domestic appliances such as irons, vacuum cleaners, microwaves etc.

The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Police Scotland and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency are currently in attendance.

Martin Grey, Communications Manager for Viridor, said: "With flames reported by site personnel in a storage bay for locally collected small domestic appliances, staff followed established response plans and notified emergency services.

“Viridor staff are accounted for and are working with fire service personnel to bring the incident under control.

"This contained incident occurred in a storage area separate from the site’s materials recycling facility.  The full Bargeddie site has been closed as a precaution until the incident has concluded.”

The first fire appliance arrived within minutes and crews were faced with a developing fire.

The Incident Commander immediately requested additional resources, which resulted in further fire appliances being sent to the scene from Bellshill, Clydesmill, and Milngavie Community Fire Stations.