Tyne & Wear

Firefighters tackle Northumberland warehouse blaze

Warehouse fire
Image caption Drains at the site have been blocked to prevent contamination of a nearby lake

About 40 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a warehouse in Northumberland.

The fire, involving large bales of shredded carpet, broke out at a large warehouse in Thrunton, at about 09:40 BST.

Fire crews are now working to contain the fire and drains at the site have been blocked to prevent contamination of a nearby lake.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue said it was also protecting nearby buildings from a possible acetylene risk.

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