MOTORISTS on the A1 are being urged to keep their windows closed, turn off air conditioning and close air vents when passing the scene of a fire at Dunbar Landfill Site.

A plume of smoke can be seen for miles and firefighters have warned that a change in wind direction could mean the smoke affects residents of Dunbar.

Firefighters also said the fire could continue for a number of days.

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Rick Stark of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is the station commander managing the incident.

He said: “The rubbish fire affecting a significant area of landfill is continuing to smoulder underground.

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“A fire break has been created to control the spread, however the smouldering could continue for a number of days yet.

“We are working with partner agencies to minimise the disruption to the local community and to keep people updated.”