Firefighters were alerted to a fire at a scrap yard in Aspatria at 15:00 yesterday.
On arrival fire crews found 40 cars ablaze.
By 16:40 around 30 firefighters accompanied by 8 fire engines, a command unit and a high volume water pump were tackling the fire.
Due to the heavy smoke, neighbouring residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.
6 main water jets and hose reel jets were used to fight the fire which was eventually put out by 20:40.
No casualties were involved and no one sustained any injuries.
A major fire has broken out at a scrapyard in Aspatria.
The call came in at around 3pm, and it's thought eight fire appliances have been battling the blaze throughout the afternoon:
More than 40 cars are on fire at a scrapyard in Aspatria.
Eight fire appliances are battling the blaze at the moment, which is thought to have begun at around 3pm this afternoon.
Investigations are taking place into the cause of a fire at a scrapyard which badly damaged 40 cars.
Yesterday evening, smoke could be seen for hours in the skies above Aspatria.
Two west Cumbrian sisters proved they're top of the chops when it comes to raising money for a good cause.
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Tinnion and her sister Abbie, seven, from Aspatria, lopped off their long locks on Thursday in aid of The Little Princess Trust - a charity that provides real hair wigs for children with hair loss.
Ellie had her head shaved while Abbie had 12-inches of hair cut off at the same time.
Ellie was inspired to raise money in this way by Vicky Askew, one of her teachers at Beacon Hill Community School, who'd had her hair chopped for the same charity last year.
The higher the amount of money Ellie raised through sponsorship the more hair she decided she'd cut off
With the help of Aspatria Dreamscheme staff and young volunteers she organised a fundraising night at Aspatria Youth Club in addition to sponsorship and the total sum raised now stands at around £4,500.
A girl from Cumbria is having her hair shaved this evening to raise money for charity.
Ellie Tinnion, 16, from Aspatria, is aiming to raise £2,500 for the Little Princess Trust.
The amount of hair she cuts off will depend on how much money is donated, and she's planning to shave all of her hair off if she reaches her target.
Currently, the fundraising page stands at more than £1,800, meaning Ellie will be shortening her hair to at least ear level.
The Little Princess Trust provides wigs and hair pieces for children who experience hair loss due to cancer treatments.
The message on the sponsorship page reads:
Police are urgently trying to find a 42-year-old man from Aspatria.
David Foulden was last seen at around 6.20am this morning at an address in Aspatria.
He is believed to still be in the area, but could have travelled further.
Police are concerned for his wellbeing and are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Foulden to get in touch.
He is described as a white male, of medium build, with cropped fair hair. He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a brown stripy hooded top.
Police ask members of the public not to approach Mr Foulden but to call them immediately on 101 with information.
One of Cumbria's top music festivals is returning.
Solfest didn't run this year, but organisers have announced it'll be back next August. The family-friendly three day festival will take place at Tarnside Farm near Aspatria.
That's a boost for the region's music scene, as last year Cockrock and the Whitehaven Festival were also cancelled.
A solar park in Cumbria has been given the go ahead after the Government decided not to oppose the plans.
The photovoltaic solar park will cover eight fields at Pasture Farm near Aspatria.
Allerdale Borough Council had initially approved the plans but it was delayed by a last minute intervention from Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He had received a request from protestors to hold a public inquiry.
But after examining the issue Mr. Pickles has decided to allow the original decision to stand.
Opponents had tried to stop the plan, by Livos Energy, on the grounds that the solar panels would industrialise the landscape. The area already has a number of wind farms.
Campaigners resisting a solar energy park in Aspatria are making a last attempt to persuade Allendale Borough councillors to reject plans at a meeting tomorrow.
Local residents say the 80-acre site would spoil their view while Livos Energy argues it would provide electricity for 3,500 homes for the next 25 years.