BREAKING NEWS: scrapyard fire still raging

SMOKE continues to billow above the scrapyard site

SMOKE continues to billow above the scrapyard site

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FIREFIGHTERS are still tackling a massive blaze that has ripped through a scrapyard in Bestwood Village.

The blaze at the Ponderosa site on Moor Road started at 5 pm on Sunday (July 10) but crews were still having to tackle the fire throughout Monday July 11.

Flames spread among approximately 1,000 tonnes of timber and the contents of a rubbish skip.

Firefighters were said to be in ‘defensive mode’ and the last update available was that they were creating breaks in the fire using heavy machinery.

No-one has been injured in the fire and Moor Road was closed for several hours.

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