UPDATE: Firefighters remain on scene at huge Ranskill blaze where more than 1,000 tyres and scrap vehicles were on fire

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Firefighters remain on scene at a huge fire in Ranskill where around 1,000 scrap vehicles and tyres were ablaze in a massive inferno.

The fire has caused a large black smoke plume which has been visible from miles around.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We are still at Ranskill and have the fire surrounded.

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"Well done to firefighters who've managed to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby businesses and properties.

"Thank you to the local community for your patience and support.

“The smoke plume is now blowing in the opposite direction towards local villages due to the wind, so we want to remind people to continue to keep their doors and windows shut."

Firefighters have been at the scene since Friday and at the fire’s height there were 14 fire engines on scene.

Appliances from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire have helped tackle the blaze the scene.

Two people who were staying on site have been treated for smoke inhalation.