Drone footage shows fire crews working overnight on the blaze that is continuing to burn at Avonmouth Docks.
The fire at a scrap metal yard at the docks near the M5 has been burning since the late hours of Sunday (October 4).
It is located within as much as 20,000 tonnes of scrap metal, making accessing the heart of the fire and establishing the cause a difficult task.
Smoke from the scene has moved over large parts of the M5 and areas of south Gloucestershire throughout Monday (October 5), leading to multiple warnings for people living in affected areas, and especially those with breathing problems, to remain indoors where possible and keep doors and windows shut.
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Drone footage taken of the site of the fire shows the crews continuing to work overnight to control the fire, with the main area of the flames appearing to still be well alight.
Kingswood Fire Station shared an update on social media in the early hours of Tuesday morning praising the “sterling work” from all concerned that was going into controlling the blaze.
Avon Fire and Rescue personnel have not yet put a timescale on how long extinguishing the fire might take.
Speaking on Monday morning, Avonmouth station manager Neil Stradling said that the duration of the work was “unknown” at that point and that the fire could be burning for “days” before it is put out, due to the need to dig through the surrounding metal to access the centre of it.
For the latest on the fire, visit our live blog.