Approximately 30 to 40 cars caught fire at a scrapyard in Daventry
On Monday evening (3rd August) at around 8 pm, it has been reported by the Northampton Chronicle, approximately 30 to 40 cars caught fire at Intapart car parts site on London Road in Daventry.
Huge plumes of smoke could be seen for miles as Firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service tackled fires and part of the A45 had to be closed.
A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said:
“Emergency services were called just before 8pm this evening (Monday, August 3) to reports of a large fire at Intapart Ltd, London Road, Daventry.
Between 30 and 40 cars at the site were on fire. Seven fire engines and two water carriers were used to bring it under control, with support from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Fire crews were able to prevent the fire spreading to other stock at the yard.
The A45 between Weedon and Daventry has now reopened.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.”
An eye-witness said:
“There was quite a few loud bangs, sparks coming off of the vans too.”