A spokesperson on behalf of the fire service, Newark and Sherwood District Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England, said: “We appreciate that the smoke has been a concern for local residents and all partners are working hard to ensure the fire and the effects are dealt with.
“All smoke is an irritant, however it is not believed that there is a cause for public concern, other than the nuisance from the smoke.
“Smoke can make people’s eyes and throat sore. The general advice remains that people should do all they can to stay out of the smoke including to shut windows and doors. People with asthma and other respiratory conditions should carry and use their inhaler as a precaution.
“If you have any concerns about the smoke’s impact on your health please call your GP surgery for advice, following any instructions for out of hours services, or contact the NHS 111 service (which is free from both landlines and mobiles and open 24/7).”
Newark and Sherwood District Council, as the lead for the overall incident, will continue to liaise with the landowner over their responsibilities and access to the site.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and Public Health England will continue to tackle the fire, advise on the impact to the environment and impact on health respectively.
The cause of the fire will be investigated once the fire is fully extinguished, whilst the Environment Agency will investigate the potential crime of storing waste on site without the appropriate permissions.