FIRE fighters tackled a blaze at a Renfrewshire factory this morning.

Smoke was seen billowing from the William Tracy facility in Linwood at 9am.

The building at Burnbrae Road specialises in recycling and resource management services.

Two fire engines and a police car were in attendance outside the factory.

A police spokeswoman said: "The fire happened in a cutting machine as was caused by a fault in the machine.

"There was a small explosion that set some rubbish bags on fire.

"The fire was under control quickly and there was no harm done.

"Two fire engines and a police car were on the scene and everything is back as normal now."

A spokeswoman for William Tracey Limited confirmed that the fire has been safely extinguished.

She said: "Just before 9am this morning we had a small fire at our Linwood recycling facility. 

"Standard procedure was followed and the fire was quickly extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. 

"No one was injured and operations were resumed again just before 10am.

"We would like to thank our employees and the Fire and Rescue Service for their quick response."