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Radstock fire

Firefighters are still on site at a scrapyard in Radstock, Somerset where a fire broke out yesterday. The incident was scaled down overnight as their actions were hampered by darkness, but firefighters did remain on site damping down with jets.

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Firefighters remain on site at Radstock scrapyard

Fire in Radstock yesterday Credit: Lucy Stothard

Firefighters are still on site at a scrapyard in Radstock, Somerset where a fire broke out yesterday. The incident was scaled down overnight as their actions were hampered by darkness, but firefighters did remain on site damping down with jets.

The Incident Commander from Avon Fire and Rescue Service is meeting with the site owner and partner agencies this morning to decide the best way to fully extinguish the fire. A spokesperson from the service says this will probably include the use of a mechanical digger to remove scrap cars so that they can get to the root of the fire.

The fire service say they will try to keep smoke to a minimum but if lots is produced they advise:

  • Residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors, keep their doors and windows closed, and tune in to the local radio station for advice and information.
  • Motorists who have to travel through the smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed.
  • Any smoke can be an irritant and as such, if people need to be outdoors, they are advised to avoid outside areas affected by any smoke or ash, or to limit the time that they spend in them

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