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Firefighters on scene at large fires in Rushton and Northampton

Crews from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are tonight dealing with two large fires in Rushton and Northampton.

A rubbish fire is currently burning at a waste transfer station in Oakley Road, Rushton, and a single-storey factory is alight in Studland Road, Northampton.

NFRS is asking people to avoid the areas around each incident while they are dealt with, and people living nearby to either fire are advised to keep doors and windows shut against smoke.

The fire service was called to the Rushton waste fire at 10.28pm yesterday, Tuesday, July 23, and five appliances, and aerial ladder platform and two water bowsers are currently on scene.

It is expected that crews will remain at this incident well into daylight hours today due to the deep seated nature of the fire, which involves a recycling unit and around 200 tonnes of household waste.

Partner agencies including the Environment Agency and public health services have been made aware of the fire.

There are five appliances currently on the scene of the factory fire in Northampton, which was called in to NFRS at 11.54pm yesterday, Tuesday, July 23.

The whole of the building fully involved in the blaze.

It is not believed there have been any casualties at either of the two fires.

For further updates on each incident overnight, see the NFRS Twitter page @NorthantsFire.

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