Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Crews tackle Somerley landfill site blaze

Landfill fire at Verwood PHOTO: No2PurpleHaze
Image caption The fire service said the blaze had been contained

Firefighters have tackled a blaze involving 90,000 tonnes of rubbish at a landfill site in Hampshire.

Crews were called to the Blue Haze site in Somerley, near the Dorset border, in the early hours.

Four pumps from Hampshire Fire and Rescue and another from Dorset's fire service remained at the scene in Verwood Road throughout the afternoon.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said the fire had been "contained to one cell" in the landfill.

An investigation was launched into the cause.

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