Dorset

Fire crews tackle Wareham landfill fire

Landfill site fire at Trigon Quarry, near Wareham Image copyright Swanage Fire Station
Image caption About 10,000 tonnes of refuse caught fire at the site, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said

About 70 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a landfill site in Dorset.

The fire started at Viridor's landfill site at Trigon Quarry, near Wareham, at about 23:00 BST on Monday.

About 10,000 tonnes of refuse caught fire and people living nearby were advised to keep their doors and windows shut for several hours.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been contained and three fire crews would remain on site on Tuesday evening.

Image copyright Swanage Fire Station
Image caption Fire crews are expected to remain at the site "for some time", according to the fire service

The plume of smoke was seen from as far away as Poole.

The site was the scene of a fire in April 2015, as well as in August 2014.

Image copyright Swanage Fire Station
Image caption The plume of smoke was seen from as far away as Poole

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