Northampton

Fire in 100 tonne Wellingborough wood chip pile

Flames are tearing through 100 tonnes of wood chippings at a Northamptonshire waste disposal site.

The fire started at about 0130 BST on Sidegate Lane, Wellingborough, and the fire service said they expected to remain there "for some time".

About 30 tonnes of wood chippings are alight in the 100 tonne pile, which firefighters are trying to break up.

A large plume of smoke is coming from the fire, although the fire service does not believe it to be hazardous.