Fire by the A1 in Northumberland

Firemen attend the scene.
Firemen attend the scene.

Police and fire crews were called to tackle a fire this morning at the side of the A1 in north Northumberland.

The incident occurred at Harecrag, close to Shilbottle, at around 7.45am.

A heap at an old landfill site was on fire and one eyewitness, who drove past the scene, said there was smoke and a distinct smell of burning.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said that it isn’t believed that anybody has been hurt and inquiries are on going to establish the cause of the fire.