Major fire at Northumberland allotment

The fire at the allotment.
The fire at the allotment.

A major fire has broken out at an allotment in Northumberland.

A statement on Northumbria Police's Facebook page this afternoon says: 'Fire brigade now confirm this has been a rubbish fire confined to one allotment, now under control.

'Police and fire service are currently dealing with a fire in Blyth allotments, located just by Blyth Sports Centre.

'Public are advised to avoid the surrounding area while the incident is on going please. Anyone who lives nearby please close all doors and windows.'