Scrap yard blaze in Ilkeston

FIREFIGHTERS in Ilkeston were called to a huge fire at a scrap yard on Awsworth Road this morning (Saturday).

Two crews used water from an open source to battle the blaze of 20 cars and over 100 tyres.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service received 38 calls from members of the public about the fire at 9.18am.

Anybody who witnessed the fire or has any picture of the blaze can email

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