Firefighters tackle ‘severe fire’ involving waste wood

People in the area have been advised to keep all windows and doors closed. Credit: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are currently dealing with a large fire involving waste wood in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have described the fire on Chemical Lane in the Longport Area as ‘severe’.

They say it is expected to to be burning for some time and people living in the area are being advised to keep all windows and doors closed.