Fire involving hazardous waste at Cramlington firm

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A fire potentially involving hazardous waste has broken out on the outskirts of Cramlington.

Fire crews were called to American Air Filters on Bassington Lane around 11.30am today, where hazardous materials were believed to be on fire.

A spokesman for Northumberland Fire and Rescue team said: “Two appliance attended AAF along with a hazardous materials officer after a report that waste material which was outside in a skip was smoking.

“Following an assessment the scene is being handed over to a waste management company for correct disposal.”