A fire has ripped through a Northumberland scrap yard.
Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scrap yard on Double Row in Seaton Delaval at 3.40pm today (Wednesday).
More than 30 firefighters have been tackling the blaze in a bid to get it under control.
Smoke and flames could be seen as far away as Whitley Bay while motorists were advised to avoid Double Row – which was closed off by police – and the surrounding area.
Local residents have been reassured that there is no polluting materials in the smoke from the scrapped cars which caught fire.
A spokesperson for the fire service said: “The fire at the scrapyard in Double Row, Seaton Delaval, is largely under control.
“There are currently six fire engines at the scene. There are no casualties and everyone is accounted for.
“There are no hazardous materials involved at the yard which contains around 70 to 80 scrapped cars.
“The cars have also had polluting materials removed from them.”