Large fire at Portsmouth EMR scrap metal yard
About 50 firefighters spent 12 hours tackling a major fire at a scrap metal yard in Portsmouth.
The blaze, at European Metal Recycling (EMR) on the Quartremaine Industrial Estate in Copner, started at about 08:30 BST on Sunday.
It began in a 500 tonne pile of scrap metal, according to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
A 100ft (30m) smoke plume could be seen from miles around including at Selsey in West Sussex.
No injuries were reported and the fire service said it was not being treated as suspicious.
Residents in the area were advised to close their doors and windows.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said an area measuring about 100 sq m had been "well alight" and added the smoke plume was so high it had "hit the cloud" above.
She described it as a "long-running incident" and said crews and staff from the site created a "fire-break" in an attempt to stop flames spreading.
The fire was put out by 20:00 BST.