Dorset

Sixty firefighters tackle Corfe Mullen scrap metal fire

Scrap metal yard in Corfe Mullen Image copyright @DWFireRescue
Image caption Crews were sent to the site in Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, at 05:30 BST

Sixty firefighters tackled a large blaze at a scrap metal recycling centre in Dorset.

Crews were sent to the site in Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, at 05:30 BST after reports of a "well-developed fire".

Residents living in the surrounding area were advised to keep their doors and windows shut due to the smoke.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said no casualties were reported. It added that the fire was brought under control by 10:30.

A spokeswoman said crews would return to inspect the site on Saturday evening and try to establish what caused the fire.

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