Lydney scrap yard fire: Firefighters to remain at scene overnight

The fire
Image caption A nearby road was closed by police as a precaution

Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene of a scrap yard fire in Gloucestershire overnight

Emergency services were called to Bendall's scrap yard on Harbour Road, Lydney at about 10:40 GMT.

Although the fire is under control, crews remain damping down and checking for hotspots.

At the height of the blaze 10 fire engines, two aerial appliances and the environmental protection unit were on site, the fire service said.

When the brigade arrived "a number of scrap cars and scrap materials" were "well alight", a fire service spokesman said.

People living in the area were advised to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed but no evacuation was necessary.

Local crews were helped out by firefighters from Stroud, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester and south Wales.

Police said a nearby road had been closed to traffic while the fire was brought under control.

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