UPDATE: 8.43am

All fire crews have now left the scene at Newport Docks and will reinspect the site at midday.

UPDATE: 7.38am

The 40,000 tonnes of woodchip alight at a recycling centre at Newport Docks is being dug out with a digger and fire crews are damping down hotspots.

UPDATE: 7.08am

NEWPORT fire crews are tackling a fire of 40,000 tonnes of woodchippings at the city's docks. 

Firefighters from Duffryn and Maindee are at a factory and have been there since 4.04am. 

The factory's staff are using a digger to turn over the wood as firefighters continue to tackle the blaze. 

More to follow.