Deadly toxic black smoke spreads across countryside after tyres set on fire

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Ten fire crews have been called to the huge fire which broke out on an industrial site (Picture: SWNS)

A huge blaze has ripped through a thousand tyres on an industrial site, sending thick toxic smoke into the air.

The rising plumes can be seen from as far as 13 miles away, as ten fire crews from three different counties battle to get the inferno under control.

Fortunately the fire in Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, is in an isolated location, but two people who were at the site have been treated for smoke inhalation.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at around 10.25am this morning, along with crews from South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Firefighters warned others to ‘stay away’ from the scene after receiving reports that ‘crowds’ had gathered to watch the inferno.

Shocking photos taken at the site showed fire teams trying to control the intense blaze, which could be seen from the A1(M) road, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

A spokesperson from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Crews continue to tackle the fire in Ranskill.

Firefighters are battling a huge blaze that ripped through a thousand tyres on an industrial site and sent plumes of smoke into the air. Ten crews from three different departments were called to the massive burn at the isolated location, in Ranskill, Notts., at 10.23 today (5/8), following reports of a fire. See SWNS story SWMRfire. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said two people who were staying at the site had been treated for smoke inhalation. And they warned others to ?stay away? from the scene after receiving reports that ?crowds? had gathered to watch the inferno.
Huge plumes of smoke can be seen from as far as 13 miles away (Picture: SWNS)
Firefighters are battling a huge blaze that ripped through a thousand tyres on an industrial site and sent plumes of smoke into the air. Ten crews from three different departments were called to the massive burn at the isolated location, in Ranskill, Notts., at 10.23 today (5/8), following reports of a fire. See SWNS story SWMRfire. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said two people who were staying at the site had been treated for smoke inhalation. And they warned others to ?stay away? from the scene after receiving reports that ?crowds? had gathered to watch the inferno.
Two people on site had to be treated for smoke inhalation (Picture: SWNS)
Firefighters are battling a huge blaze that ripped through a thousand tyres on an industrial site and sent plumes of smoke into the air. Ten crews from three different departments were called to the massive burn at the isolated location, in Ranskill, Notts., at 10.23 today (5/8), following reports of a fire. See SWNS story SWMRfire. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said two people who were staying at the site had been treated for smoke inhalation. And they warned others to ?stay away? from the scene after receiving reports that ?crowds? had gathered to watch the inferno.
It is not clear what caused this morning’s inferno, which is still raging (Picture: SWNS)

‘We are being assisted by Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services.

‘Two people who were staying on site are being treated by EMAS for smoke inhalation.

‘There have been reports of a number of people gathering at the scene, please stay aware from the area and allow our crews to resolve this incident safely.’

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