Nine fire crews battling blaze at scrapyard

Crews from nine Cornish towns are at the scene Credit: Thomas Heywood

Firefighters are battling a huge scrapyard blaze near Dobwalls. Nine crews from Cornish towns are at the scene after a string of calls to 999.

The fire has broken out at the W H Orchard and Sons Scrapyard in Liskeard and because of the cars and tyres on site, local residents are being told to stay inside and keep their windows shut.

One of nine crews at the scene in Liskeard Credit: Thomas Heywood

Five pumps are being used to put the blaze out at the car and tyre scrapyard.

Credit: Thomas Heywood

Cornwall Council has advised:

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Police say no-one has been hurt but people in the area are being advised to stay away as a safety precaution and the main road is blocked both ways.

Giant plumes of smoke can be seen for miles. Credit: Thomas Heywood
Firefighters tackling the blaze at W H Orchard and Sons Credit: Thomas Heywood