Suspicious fire burns through scrap yard

Scrapyard fire
Scene at J.P Jones scrap yard Photo: Rob Murphy

The cause of a major fire which burned overnight at a Wiltshire scrapyard is now being treated as suspicious.

Acetylene cylinders on the West Wilts Trading Estate, in Westbury, complicated efforts to extinguish what was described as a severe blaze on Monday.

A brigade spokesman said the fire was in a confined space with "a lot of cars packed up in a small area".

Some 40 firefighters spent Monday night tackling the blaze, which was finally extinguished by midday on Tuesday.

Fire
The fire broke out at around 9pm on Monday night Credit: Emma Dagger