Police have warned motorists a Wiltshire road remains closed while firefighters continue to tackle a large fire at a recycling centre.

The fire service responded to reports of a blaze at Williams Metals Recycling in Louisville, Little Salisbury, at 2.44pm on Thursday, June 8.

Milton Road was closed in both directions while crews from Pewsey, Devizes, Stratton, Westlea, Salisbury, Trowbridge and central Swindon tackled the fire.

At the time, a spokesperson for the fire service said: "This is a large fire with the scrapyard well alight and firefighting is ongoing. There is a significant smoke plume which is blowing towards Pewsey Village.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The fire at the recycling centreThe fire at the recycling centre (Image: Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service)

“We are advising local residents to keep doors and windows closed and stay indoors if you can.”

Firefighters remained on the scene overnight and, at 11.05am this morning, Wiltshire Police confirmed the operation was ongoing.

The B3087 remains closed as a result, and police have urged motorists to seek alternative routes after drivers allegedly moved road closure signs and drove through.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Do not drive through road closures. Our colleagues at Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are experiencing issues with people driving through road closures at the scene of a large fire at the Pewsey Recycling Centre on the B3087.

“This is an ongoing operation so please find alternate routes.”