Blaze at Thrunton brickworks - latest picture

The fire at Thrunton still blazing at 8:09pm. Picture taken by Gazette reader Simon Cross.
The fire at Thrunton still blazing at 8:09pm. Picture taken by Gazette reader Simon Cross.

This was the scene tonight at Swarland Brickworks at Thrunton, where a blaze, which was first reported at 9.45 this morning, was still well alight.

Gazette reader Simon Cross took this dramatic picture of bales of shredded carpet and a large warehouse engulfed in flames at 8.09pm.

Some 40 firefighters from Rothbury, Alnwick, West Hartford, Wooler and Pegswood have been tackling the fire all day.

If you have any pictures of the fire, send them to northumberland.gazette@jpress.co.uk and we will collate them in a slideshow on this website.