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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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Firefighters continue to battle fire at recycling centre in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is still tackling the blaze at a recycling facility in Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire.

"We are currently working with Derbyshire Emergency Planning, the Environmental Health Agency and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure the safety of the local community. If you are concerned about your health due to the effects of the smoke, please seek medical attention."

– Spokesperson for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

The Fire Service is warning of continuing delays in the coming days, with possible road closures causing disruption.

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Images from the scene of Stanton fire

Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
Fire still burning after 12 hours Credit: Phil Brewster
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.

Fire still burning at Old Iron Works in Stanton

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

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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