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Firefighters ‘working really hard’ to tackle airfield blaze

Silloth Airfield fire. Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters have been “working really hard” to tackle a blaze at a Cumbrian airfield.

Six fire engines were called to the fire at Silloth Airfield earlier this evening.

Silloth Airfield fire. Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

Fire appliances will remain at the scene throughout the night, with active firefighting activity resuming in daylight.

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service thanked the public for their cooperation.

Silloth Airfield fire. Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service

An earlier statement from the fire service said: “Please can we remind locals to stay away from the area and keep your windows and doors closed.”