Crews tackle landfill fire

AROUND 20 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a landfill site near Doncaster.

A 3,600 sq metre area of household waste set alight at the Veolia site in Askern Road near Carcroft.

Fire crews worked with site staff to create a fire break using a digger and used three main jets of water to put out the fire.

No-one was injured.

Crews from Askern, Adwick and Doncaster were called to the site around 6.45am today.

Crews were expected to remain at the scene for the rest of the day, a fire service spokesman said.