FIRE IMAGE: Ilkeston firefighters battle large tipper blaze

Tipper lorry blaze, at Lows Lane, Stanton-by-Dale, Ilkeston.

Tipper lorry blaze, at Lows Lane, Stanton-by-Dale, Ilkeston.

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Firefighters have been battling a large tipper lorry fire which was stacked with about 40 crushed vehicles.

The blaze was discovered on Lows Lane, at Stanton-by-Dale, about 7.15pm, on Thursday, March 26, and Ilkeston firefighters fought the fire through the night.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “A steal lorry tipper with about 40 crushed vehicles was discovered well alight.

“Firefighters used a hose reel jet, a main water jet and an aerial ladder platform to bring the blaze under control.”

The crew had to remain with the blaze through the night to prevent it re-igniting and the Environment Agency had to be alerted as a precaution due to molten metal and the nature of the blaze.

Firefighters were still at the site at 6.40am, today, on Friday, March 27, maintaining a controlled burning pending a further inspection.