York & North Yorkshire

Stokesley rubbish fire 'stay indoors' warning

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Image caption The fire at Tame Bridge was around a sheet metal building, the fire service said

People living near the scene of a large rubbish fire in North Yorkshire have been urged to stay indoors and keep their windows closed because of smoke.

Fire crews spent the night tackling the fire at Tame Bridge, Stokesley, which started at 21:00 GMT on Sunday.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said a sheet metal building surrounded by "a mixture of waste" was alight, covering an area of 3,230 sq ft (300 sq m).

Police said road closures and diversions had been put in place.

The fire service said two crews remained on the scene on Monday damping down.

Residents have been advised to keep their windows closed as a "precautionary measure" because of the remaining smoke.

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