FIRE investigators are today looking through CCTV to discover what started the blaze at the Grundon waste depot in Ewelme.
About 75 firefighters - including crews from Banbury, Berkshire and Banbury - tackled the blaze at the depot in Goulds Grove for almost six hours last night.
Incident commander Nigel Wilson said it was not yet caused the fire, nor exactly where it started.
However, it is understood the fire started outside and then spread to a sorting building.
It was in an area where hazardous chemicals are stored and a plume of smoke rose high over the site, sparking a warning to people living up to 10 miles away to close their doors and windows.
Mr Wilson said: "It was a fairly substantial fire.
"I would not like to speculate on the cause. Investigators have got CCTV of the entire site and at some point today will establish where the fire started and what caused it."
Firefighters were alerted at about 7.20pm and Mr Wilson said: "The fire was brought under control at about 1am and we had a position where I was comfortable we had put it out by about 3am."
Mr Wilson expected firefighters would leave the depot at some point today.
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A 200-metre safety cordon was put around the depot during the fire.
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