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Fire extinguished after eight weeks

A fire that has been burning for 60 days has finally been extinguished.

The blaze at a recycling facility in Stanton-by-Dale has been burning since the 15th September.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue thanked the local community for their patience and cooperation during since the 7,000 tonnes of material was set ablaze.

Firefighters smothered the deep seated fire by burying the wood pulp in specially prepared pits on adjacent land.

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Fire burns for fifth day in Stanton-by-Dale

Fire crews have spent a fifth night tackling a blaze at a woodyard in Stanton-by-Dale in Derbyshire. Credit: ITV Central

Fire crews have spent a fifth night tackling a blaze at a woodyard in Stanton-by-Dale in Derbyshire.

The fire that started on Saturday night (15th September), is currently being tackled by 15 firefighters.

Lows Lane in Stanton-by-Dale remains closed, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service say this may open at some point today.

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Derby woodyard fire still burning

The fire at a wood yard in Derby Credit: ITV Central

6 fire appliances are still working to extinguish a blaze at a woodyard in Derby. Specialist equipment is also on scene.

The call was originally received at 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

A large plume of smoke is being blown, by the wind, into Nottinghamshire and it's expected to linger for several days.

The smoke fumes aren't thought to be dangerous.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have warned people to be aware of the smoke.

Derby wood fire will burn for days

Fire crews are still working to extinguish a blaze at a woodyard in Derby.

It started on Saturday night on Lows Road in Stanton by Dale in Derbyshire.

A large plume of smoke is being blown, by the wind, into Nottinghamshire and it's expected to linger for several days.

The smoke fumes aren't thought to be dangerous.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have warned people to be aware of the smoke.

"If you are affected by the smoke, try to keep out of it by staying indoors and keeping windows and doors shut. Anyone with any health concerns should contact their GP or other local NHS services. The Health Protection Agency is aware of this incident."

– Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue
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