This evening, as I was making my way home from visiting friends, I spotted a huge plume of smoke on the horizon. Thinking it looked very near another friend’s house, I went to have a look. In fact it was a huge fire at Charles Trent scrapyard.
According to Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service this evening, over 170 vehicles are estimated to have been involved in the fire.
Charles Trent’s Managing Director, Marc Trent, issued a statement on Facebook which said:
“A fire broke out this evening in one of our compounds. Fortunately no one was hurt and the fire was contained as quickly as possible.
Both the fire service and police have done an excellent job for which we would like to thank them. The source of the fire is still unknown at this moment in time.
The main business on Ringwood Road is unaffected.
Many thanks for the support from all the well wishers.”
I didn’t have my camera with me when I took the photos of the actual scrapyard fire, only my mobile phone (that’ll teach me!). The view below is from Ringwood Road.
The morning after the fire at Charles Trent scrapyard…