Drivers asked to take care after major fire

Residents living near the scene of a major fire involving up to 8,000 tons of wood and waste have been urged to keep their doors and windows closed. Motorists using a section of the M1 at Stanton-by-Dale, near Long Eaton, Derbyshire, have also been asked to take extra care.

Emergency crews were first alerted at 10.37pm and appliances from Ilkeston, High Field, Long Eaton, Heanor and Stapleford were sent to the scene.