Forty cars alight at Ashford scrap metal yard

stack of 40 vehicles is on fire at a scrap metal yard in Kent, with cars, scrap metal and tyres producing thick plumes of smoke.
About 50 firefighters are at Ellingham Way in Ashford, where the fire broke out just after 09:20 BST.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service said residents nearby have been asked to keep doors and windows closed.
Crews are using pumps to take water from the East Stour River to fight the blaze as well as using five jets.
The industrial estate blaze began as a “deep-seated fire” involving several vehicles and tyres.
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service later said 80 square metres of scrap metal and cars were alight, with more than 40 vehicles involved.
A spokeswoman said they were dealing with a “significant fire”.

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