Fire at Northampton's Harvey Reeves Road scrapyard

Harvey Reeves Road fire Image copyright Northants fire and Rescue
Image caption The blaze in Harvey Reeves Road in St James broke out just before midnight

An "intense" fire has engulfed a vehicle scrapyard sending huge plumes of black smoke across parts of Northampton.

The blaze at EMR in Harvey Reeves Road, St James, started late on Thursday.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service warned residents to keep doors and windows shut during the blaze, which involved crushed and packaged vehicles.

The fire is now out, but some crews are staying on site to damp the area down.

An investigation into its cause is under way.

Image caption Plastic manufactured materials used in the car industry produced "thick black smoke", the fire service said

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