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Firefighters are tackling a 100-deck blaze on an industrial estate and are warning onlookers to stay away

Written by Javed Iqbal

Firefighters tackle a thousand-deck blaze on an industrial estate and warn bystanders to stay away as plumes of smoke billow into the sky and are visible for miles

  • The towering inferno could be seen for miles around as 1,000 tires burned in Ranskill, Nottinghamshire
  • Firefighters warned people to stay away as crowds gathered to watch the massive blaze on Friday morning
  • The burning tires sent a huge plume of black smoke high into the air which could be seen from Yorkshire

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Firefighters are battling a burning thousand-deck tower on an industrial site, where a huge plume of smoke can be seen for miles around.

Ten crews from three different departments battled the blaze at an isolated location in Ranskill, Nottinghamshire at 10.23 this morning.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said two people who were at the scene were treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters warned others to ‘stay away’ from the scene after receiving reports that ‘crowds’ had gathered to watch the inferno and the huge plume of smoke rise from the tire pile.

Emergency services also asked people to keep their doors and windows closed to avoid inhaling the dangerous smoke.

Ten crews from three different fire and rescue departments battled the blaze at an isolated location in Ranskill, Nottinghamshire at 10.23 this morning (August 5)

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said that

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said “around 1000” tires were burning on the industrial estate and warned people to stay away

The raging fire could be seen from the A1(M) road, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and even further afield

The raging fire could be seen from the A1(M) road, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and even further afield

Shocking pictures taken at the scene showed fire crews trying to control the raging blaze, which could be seen from the A1(M) road, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 10.23am to a fire at an industrial site in Ranskill.

‘Around 1000 tires are on fire and a large plume of black smoke can be seen from the surrounding areas.

‘Crews continue to tackle the fire in Ranskill. We are assisted by Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services.

‘Two people who stayed at the site are being treated by EMAS for smoke inhalation.

“There have been reports of a number of people congregating at the scene, please keep an eye out of the area and allow our crews to resolve this incident safely.”

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