Fire crews tackle blaze

Woodyard fire still burning

Fire Fighters continue to fight a fire that started at a recycling plant on Lows Lane in Stanton-by-Dale in Derbyshire.

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Images from the scene of Stanton fire

Fire still burning after 12 hours
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire fighters on the scene
Fire fighters on the scene Credit: Phil Brewster

Crews were called at around 10.00 last night to a recycling plant in Stanton where 7000 tonnes of wood were on fire. Smoke is still blowing across the M1 at J25/J26 and drivers are being warned to take care.

7000 tonnes of wood ablaze in Stanton

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Please also beware, on M1 junc 25 - junc 26 that smoke from Stanton fire is drifting across carriageway.Please take care. Highways are aware

A large fire has been burning all night at Low's Lane, Stanton, near Ilkeston in Derbyshire on the site of the Old Stanton Iron Works. The emergency services were first notified at around 10.00 that 7000 tonnes of wood were on fire.

Eight crews are at the scene and five jets are being used to control the fire. Smoke is still blowing across the M1 between J25 and J26 and drivers are being warned to take care. Local people are asked to keep doors and windows shut for the next few hours.

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