Big blaze breaks out - sending smoke plume over A38

Picture by Ruby Molloy.
Picture by Ruby Molloy.

Firefighters successfully tackled a blaze involving a large quantity of tyres in Ripley this afternoon.

Crews from Ripley, Afreton and Ashfield were called to the fire on Asher Lane at about 2.30pm.

The blaze sent a plume of smoke over the A38.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.

There are no reports of any injuries.