Emergency services are attending a major fire at Huntley’s metal scrapyard in Buriton.

You may have seen the big plume of smoke rising from the site. It’s been visible across Petersfield since lunchtime.

Huntley's fire
Huntley’s fire

Just imagine what it means to live close by. We hear from a near neighbour on a day of drama in Buriton.

Clare Tidd told Shine Radio’s Stephen Martin that the fire started small but grew into a major incident.

She says she can feel the heat from it, and hear explosions from the site. Clare says it’s the first fire on the site since the 1980s.

Clare Tidd, fire neighbour

Police tell us the Causeway between the Buriton roundabout and Mapledurham Lane is expected to remain closed for the next 24 hours.