Dorset

Large fire at Dorchester scrap metal recycling centre

Dorchester scrap metal fire Image copyright DWFRS
Image caption Crews were sent to a scrap metal recycling centre in Dorchester in the early hours

Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a scrap metal recycling centre in Dorset.

Fire crews were sent to the site in St George's Road, Dorchester, at about 03:45 GMT where 60 tonnes of scrap metal was on fire.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said the "most likely cause" of the fire was a battery which had short-circuited in an electronic device.

No-one is reported to have been hurt in the fire, which is now out.

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Image caption Eight fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were used to help extinguish the blaze

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