Drone captures horror blaze near Airdrie landfill site as firefighters remain at scene

A horror blaze near a landfill site in Lanarkshire has been captured in dramatic drone footage.

Emergency services scrambled to Greengairs Waste Facility on Meikle Drumgrae Road, in Airdrie, just before 12.30pm on Saturday (June 29). Scottish Fire and Rescue mobilised six appliances to the scene.

People as far as Blantyre watched as thick black smoke flowed into the sky and residents as far as Livingston complained on social media of a strong chemical burning smell in the air, believed to be related to the fire.

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A witness at the scene yesterday told Glasgow Live: "It's massive. There are ground crews that work at the waste site, tipping soil over the flames to put it out."

Drone footage shows the colossal scale of the inferno at the facility, with crews seen shifting soil towards the raging flames in an attempt to put it out.

There are no casualties and one fire appliance and crew remain at the scene this morning, Sunday June 30.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 12.23pm on Saturday, June 29, to reports of a fire near a landfill site on Meikle Drumgrae Road, Airdrie.

"Operations Control initially mobilised six fire appliances.

"There are no casualties, and one appliance and crew remain in attendance at the scene."

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.

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