Industrial waste fire fills sky above Newark with smoke

Fire and smoke in Newark
People have been told to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed

Multiple fire crews are at the scene of a large industrial waste blaze in Nottinghamshire.

The fire in Northgate, Newark on Trent, has sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky above the town.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said on social media at 15:00 GMT that firefighters were at the scene. Smoke could be seen from the A46 and A1.

Firefighters asked people to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed while it dealt with the incident.

Fire and smoke in Newark
A large plume of black smoke rose into the sky above Newark

The fire service said it had six fire engines, a welfare unit and command unit at the scene.

Nottinghamshire Police said its officers were also assisting and that no road closures were currently in place.

There are currently no road closures in place but please avoid the area while this incident is dealt with.

If you live nearby please keep doors and windows closed.

One onlooker said: "You can see the flames and feel the heat - there's ash falling from the sky.

"Traffic is slowing on the A46 because of it.

"There's a lot of police and a lot of fire here."

Others reported seeing the plume from as far as Shelford 12 miles (19 km) away.

Fire and smoke in Newark
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service said it was an industrial waste fire

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