Tyne & Wear

Seaton Delaval fire: Smoke closes roads

Seaton Delaval fire Image copyright Neil Tulley
Image caption Polluting materials had been removed from the cars in the scrap yard, the fire service said

Smoke from a large scrap yard fire in Northumberland forced the closure of several roads and could be seen for about three miles.

Double Row in Seaton Delaval was shut in both directions between Lysdon Avenue and Dorchester Court.

Police asked motorists to avoid the area. Smoke could be seen as far as away as the A19.

The fire service said there were no hazardous materials at the yard, which houses about 70-80 scrapped cars.

Image copyright Arielle Prior
Image caption Emergency services were called to the fire at Seaton Delaval at 15:40 GMT

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