Poole scrapyard blaze destroys 170 cars

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More than 150 cars have been destroyed in a major blaze at a scrapyard.

The fire broke out at about 20:20 BST on Friday, at Charles Trent Yard in Poole, Dorset, the fire service said.

Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles, and 60 firefighters brought the blaze, which gutted 170 vehicles, under control at about 05:00 BST.

Dorset Police assisted in securing the area and there are no reports of any casualties, investigators are looking into what caused the blaze.

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