Deadly toxic black smoke spreads across countryside after tyres set on fire

A huge blaze has ripped through a thousand tyres on an industrial site, sending thick toxic smoke into the air.

The rising plumes can be seen from as far as 13 miles away, as ten fire crews from three different counties battle to get the inferno under control.

Fortunately the fire in Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, is in an isolated location, but two people who were at the site have been treated for smoke inhalation.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at around 10.25am this morning, along with crews from South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Firefighters warned others to ‘stay away’ from the scene after receiving reports that ‘crowds’ had gathered to watch the inferno.

Shocking photos taken at the site showed fire teams trying to control the intense blaze, which could be seen from the A1(M) road, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

A spokesperson from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Crews continue to tackle the fire in Ranskill.

Can see it 13 miles away on Gainsborough! pic.twitter.com/W0r3l27Zp6



‘We are being assisted by Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services.

‘Two people who were staying on site are being treated by EMAS for smoke inhalation.

‘There have been reports of a number of people gathering at the scene, please stay aware from the area and allow our crews to resolve this incident safely.’

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