About eight tons of builders’ waste caught fire in a Harborough district village on Friday night.
Firefighters from Kibworth fire station were called to Theddingworth Road in Gumley at 7.06pm on Friday evening.
The two fire crews used high-pressure hose reels and compressed-air foam to put out the flames, said the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service daily report log.
Approximately eight tons of waste was involved in the fire, a fire control room operator told the Mail this morning.
Crews were on the scene for more than two hours, leaving at 9.13pm.
The cause of the fire is unknown and nearly all of the waste was destroyed, said the report log.
Meanwhile, Kibworth firefighters had been called into action earlier in the day at about 3pm following a car crash.
A van and a car were involved in a collision on the A6 in the village.
No-one was trapped and the fire crew made the vehicles safe and left the matter in the hands of the ambulance service, according to the report log.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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