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Firefighters on scene of scrap yard fire - Old Whittington, Chesterfield

Firefighters are currently dealing with a fire involving around 100 cars at a scrap yard on Armytage Industrial Estate, Station Road in Old Whittington.

Crews from Chesterfield, Staveley, Matlock, Clowne, Clay Cross with the water carrier, and Long Eaton with the command support unit, were mobilised to the incident alongside South Yorkshire's Lowedges and Birley, and Nottinghamshire's Mansfield stations at 06.10 hours this morning (13 February). 

People from neighbouring businesses have been evacuated due to the smoke from the incident.

Other residents in the local area are being asked to keep windows and doors closed.

Roads in the surrounding area are also shut with people asked to avoid the area while the incident is ongoing.

Area Manager Dean Gazzard said: "Firefighters from Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, have been working hard since this morning fighting the fire on Armytage Industrial Estate. 

"These efforts to battle the blaze remain underway and we will likely be in the area for some time while we bring this ongoing incident to a safe and effective conclusion.”

Crews have been working with partners from Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service, British Transport Police, Network Rail and the Environment Agency. 

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Crews pictured dealing with a fire involving around 100 cars at a scrap yard off Station Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield