Crews have been tackling a rubbish fire in north Esesx.
They were first called to the site on Elsenham Road, Stansted, yesterday morning and three pumps were there all day.
Crews initially reported that there was smoke visible but no sign of flames as the rubbish burned underground.
After undertaking a survey of the site with the Environment Agency the decision was taken to use a digger to reveal the seat of the fire and digging operations commenced at around 1pm.
The incident commander reported that the fire involved wood chipping and other waste which was buried and alight.
The operation’s been continuing since that time.
A three pump relief took over at 5pm and another three pump relief was brought in at 9pm.