FIRE crews were called to a fire in a recycling plant in East Stoke, near Wareham.
Six fire engines were sent to the Sita plant in Puddletown Road to tackle the blaze, which involved an industrial rubbish separating machine.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the fire at 11.45am.
It is understood the fire has now been extinguished but fire crews are still on the scene.
Further details to follow.