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Nine fire crews battling blaze at scrapyard

Crews from nine Cornish towns are at the scene Photo: 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.

Credit: Thomas Heywood

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:

Local residents and motorists in the Dobwalls area are being advised to stay indoors and close windows while fire crews tackle a blaze at W H Orchard and Sons scrapyard. The site contains a number of cars and tyres which are creating a plume of smoke in the area. Five pumps from Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service are currently at the scene together with the service's aerial platform ladder.

– Cornwall Council
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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