Lockwood tip fire: Blaze 'flares up' due to wind
The smouldering fire at an abandoned Lockwood tip flared up tonight, forcing police to order a road closure near the site.
Five firefighters have been at the former Hunters tip since around 4pm when wind fanned the flames.
A road near to the tip was closed by police at around 6.30pm.
A police spokesman said officers were at the scene.
The fire service confirmed that strong winds had caused the fire to flare up. Flames could be seen as firefighters tackled the blaze with water.
VIDEO: Recently shot drone footage of the tip
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