WATCH: Fire crews called to Northumberland scrap yard

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).

The fire at the scrap yard. Picture by Victoria Coltman.

The fire at the scrap yard. Picture by Victoria Coltman.

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.

The fire at New Hartley scrap yard. Photo by Neil Tully.

The fire at New Hartley scrap yard. Photo by Neil Tully.

“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.”

Photo of the fire by Anna Hedworth.

Photo of the fire by Anna Hedworth.

A fire rips through a scrap yard in Seaton Delaval. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography.

A fire rips through a scrap yard in Seaton Delaval. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography.

An explosion as fire engulfs a scrap yard in Seaton Delaval. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography.

An explosion as fire engulfs a scrap yard in Seaton Delaval. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography.