Two acres of Blue Haze landfill site catches fire
- 26 July 2014
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Firefighters have been tackling a fire that broke out at a landfill waste site in Hampshire.
Crews from Hampshire and Dorset were called to the Blue Haze site on Verwood Road near Ringwood at 03:30 BST.
They said smoke from the fire was "visible in the local area" but was "not believed to present any threat to health".
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the cause of the fire was "not yet known".
He said the fire started in an area of "non-hazardous waste" at the site operated by Veolia Environmental Services.
He added: "Crews have worked with the site operator to create breaks in the material and prevent any further spread".