Stoke & Staffordshire

Rugeley rubbish fire: Crews leave Oak Farm after three weeks

Burning waste
Image caption The fire - made up of 1,000 tonnes of waste, mainly shredded wood - began at Oak Farm on 5 September

Firefighters have left the scene of a rubbish fire which burned for three weeks in Rugeley.

The fire - made up of 1,000 tonnes of waste, mainly shredded wood - began at Oak Farm on 5 September.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue has now handed over responsibility to the county council but said it would continue to monitor the site.

Crews had been carrying out a controlled burn amid fears water supplies could be contaminated.

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