MORE than 20 fire crews, from Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, were called to deal with a major fire at a plastic recycling plant in Earlestown earlier today.

The community shared hundreds of pictures of the smoke, which could be seen far and wide as the fire continued.

Here are 10 of the most shocking pictures from today.

For more on this fire go to our live blog with pictures, quotes and videos click here - Major incident declared as huge fire engulfs industrial estate

Or for the full report click here - 20 fire crews tackle large fire on Sankey Valley Industrial Estate in Newton-le-Willows

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Pic: Davie Gillespie

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Pic: Tyler Simms

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Pic: Adam Hardman

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Pic: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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The fire could even be seen from Staffordshire 50 miles away.

This picture has been taken by Scot Hay

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Pic: Charlotte Antrobus

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