Sixty firefighters tackle scrap yard blaze

Firefighters damp down flames at scrap yard Credit: ITV

Sixty firefighters and appliances from across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire have been battling a fire in a scrap yard. The blaze broke out at the W & S recycling centre in Candy Lane, just off the A31 near Wimborne. Richard Slee reports.

The blaze is located just off the A31 near Wimborne

Fire crews from Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire attended the blaze Credit: ITV
Damping down the flames Credit: ITV

The alarm was raised at 5.30am by a security guard monitoring CCTV in the yard. Fire crews managed to bring the flames quickly under control and no-one was hurt.

The scrap yard area manager Simon Perry said the cause of the fire is unknown.