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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service say 1,000 tonnes of metal is involved in the fire at Briggs Metals Limited on Great North Road


By Connor Thompson


A thick pall of black smoke can be seen from miles in every direction as a scrapyard fire in Newark continues to burn.

The blaze at Briggs Metals Ltd on Great North Road was first seen at 11.15am.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said approximately 1,000 tonnes of metal is involved in the fire.

Fire at a scrapyard in newark. (8764434)
Fire at a scrapyard in newark. (8764434)

More than 40 firefighters from across the county are tackling the blaze.

Eleven appliances, which include high volume pumps and aerial ladders, are at the scene.

East Midlands Ambulance Service are at the scene in support of the fire service.

Incident Commander Michael Sharman shares the latest updates.

Advertiser readers have posted pictures of the fire on our social media pages.

A reporter is currently at the scene.

Drone shot of the fire. Credit: Jackson Electronics Ltd (8768949)
Drone shot of the fire. Credit: Jackson Electronics Ltd (8768949)

The above picture was provided by Jackson Electronics Ltd, of Danethorpe.

More to follow...



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