Massive fire at Loughborough quarry sends plumes of black smoke billowing into air


    Emergency services are tackling a large fire reported in the early hours of Friday morning at Mountsorrel, near Loughborough.

    Leicestershire Fire Control confirmed they were “receiving large amounts of calls” concerning the blaze in Wood Lane.

    They then warned all local residents and those travelling through the area to avoid Wood Lane in the stretch between Mountsorrel and Quorn.

    They described the incident as a “large fire”, adding: “The Police and Fire Service are in process of closing the road.”

    Initial footage posted to social media appears to show the quarry located in the area as the source of the fire.

    Heavy black smoke can be seen rising into the sky from the area in multiple shots of the scene.

    Traffic monitoring software Inrix reported that Wood Lane was closed to traffic in both directions shortly after 8.15am.



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