Thursday 28 October 2021
13.6 C

1,000 tons of scrap metal in Newark blaze – residents to keep windows closed

A major fire has broken out at a scrap yard in Newark.

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said:

‘Fire crews are continuing to deal with the fire in Newark and we would like to thank you for your patience whilst we remain on scene. The A616 Great North Road is CLOSED as the incident is still ongoing, so please avoid the area if possible.’

A spokesman said: “We were called just before 12pm. We have sent nine appliances because 1,000 tonnes of metal is on fire.

“There is a lot of smoke in the area and we would ask people around the surrounding area to keep their windows and doors closed.”

Newark and Sherwood District Council said:

‘Fire crews are dealing with a fire on Great North Road, heading toward the Sugar Beet Factory, close to the Livestock Market roundabout.

“This section of the road is currently closed. If you are in the area, please keep doors and windows closed.”

Police: ‘Newark Police said: “There is a large fire at the scrap yard on Great North Road. Please avoid. Road closures are in place.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service said:

‘We are assisting our colleagues at a fire in Newark. Please make sure you keep your doors and windows closed if you live in the area.”