Close windows and doors, Fire Service warns as Newtownards fire rages
The public are being warned to close their windows and doors as fire fighters continue to tackle a major blaze in Co Down.
The Fire Service said a large pile of rubbish and rubble was on fire in the Castlebawn site, on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards on Monday.
A Fire Service spokeswoman said: "Earlier today Firefighters extinguished one area of the fire. We have been liaising with Environmental Health from Ards and North Down Borough Council and the site owners and are awaiting a digger to arrive onsite to separate the rubbish and rubble to enable us to continue with firefighting operations.
“There is a plume of smoke in the area. As a precautionary measure those within the Court Street area and near to the Castlebawn site are being asked to close windows and doors at this time.”
stinking smoke has engulfed Newtownards for 4 days, Council & agencies must do more to prevent pic.twitter.com/go9HmtMhMf— Kellie Armstrong (@Kelmba) May 22, 2017
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