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Firefighters tackling airfield blaze: ‘Avoid area’

Silloth Airfield fire. Pictures: Carlisle East Fire Station

Firefighters are warning residents to avoid the area and say they are likely to be tackling a blaze at a Cumbrian airfield for some time.

Crews have been tackling the fire at Silloth Airfield throughout the night and are still at the scene.

A spokesman for Carlisle East Fire Station said: “Carlisle East’s crew have been at this incident throughout the night, and are still in attendance.

“The incident is likely to be protracted and ongoing for some time, so please avoid the area.”