This morning's fire at the recycling plant just north of Carlisle has now been extinguished.

The fire had broken out at the Hespin Wood recycling plant, just to the north of the city.

Crews from Carlisle east and Carlisle west fire stations, from Brampton and from Longtown first arrived on the scene at about 5.30am.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service's Penrith-based joint incident command unit was also on the scene, as was a water bowser unit.

Now the fire is extinguished there is only one engine on the scene.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service explained there were "two seats of fire" at the site, which have now both been extinguished.

"Crews are now working with the plant's site owner to extract any material that needs to be removed in order to make the scene safe," the spokeswoman said.

"There is no reported damage to the property."

The spokeswoman explained that fire was "challenging" to tackle, given its hard-to-reach location.

A Carlisle West fire service spokesman explained that the fire in the waste compound was "proving difficult to extinguish due to the deep seated embers."