The blaze started early this morning (Tuesday, July 9) at the North Devon Council Environment Centre at Brynsworthy, Roundswell. Two fire crews from Barnstaple and a third from Bideford were called out at 6.22am, along with the environmental protection unit and a support appliance from South Molton. The crews asked for the water bowser from Barnstaple to attend. The fire was deep-seated within five tonnes of plastic waste. They have been using a mechanical digger to move the waste outside, and are fighting the flames using hose reel jets, breathing apparatus, small tools and a thermal imaging camera.Update 10.15am: An NDC spokesperson said it had been a small fire and had been put out quickly by the fire service. Staff were evacuated but nobody was injured. Early indications are the fire could have been caused by a battery. The council said recycling crews were likely to be delayed on their collection rounds today after leaving the depot late because of the fire.