Avon Fire and Rescue Service has launched an investigation into what caused a major fire at an industrial site in Worle last night. Crews from Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare attended the blaze at The Quarry in Lower Kewstoke Road at 8pm.
The flames could be seen for miles around, and people were urged to keep their windows closed to avoid the smoke. The sky was reported to have ‘turned red’ for some residents with a view of the fire.
A spokesperson from Avon Fire and Rescue said: “We worked with the businesses at the quarry to move a lot of the bags out of the way, reducing the number involved and then worked with the Environment Agency to develop a plan to extinguish the fire.
“Overnight we dropped from four to three appliances and there are currently two on scene to ensure it does not reignite.”
Investigators will now look at the waste which caught fire and explore why the fire started.