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Nottinghamshire's Fire and Rescue service attend fire at Briggs Metals Limited, Great North Road, Newark.

By Connor Thompson

More than 40 firefighters fought a huge blaze at a Newark scrapyard in Newark.

As the Advertiser went to press yesterday, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was likely to be at the scene for some considerable time.

The fire is on the site of Briggs Metals Ltd, Great North Road, Newark.

An eyewitness first noticed the fire at 11:15am.

Eight fire appliances were at the scene.

A wide cordon was in place as gas cylinders were involved.

A member of staff at the Children 1st nursery, which is situated next to the site, said the fire was located at the back of their garden.

"No firefighters have asked us to evacuate," she said.

Fire in Newark (8754789)
Fire in Newark (8754789)

Police closed Old Great North Road at the livestock roundabout.

A lorry driver, who was delivering to Newark Sugar Factory, parked at the mini roundabout and helped by turning cars around.

Fire in Newark (8754792)
Fire in Newark (8754792)

At the time of going to press, the fire service was unable to confirm if there had been any injuries.

Firecrews were drawn from all over the county.

Two engines from Newark were joined by crews from Nottingham's London Road station, Edwinstowe and Carlton.

The thick pall of black smoke can be seen from miles in every direction.

A reporter is currently at the scene.

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