Avon Fire & Rescue Service is urging residents across Bath and the surrounding area to keep their doors and windows closed, due to smoke and haze in the air from a significant fire on Salisbury Plain.
The fire service received multiple calls regarding smoke and haze in the air above Bath, and have advised locals to keep their windows and doors closed as the fire continues.
? We have recieved multiple calls from Bath and the surrounding area concerning smoke and haze in the air. This is due to an ongoing incident on Salisbury Plain, which we are not attending. We advise that you keep all windows and doors shut during the incident. #bath #smoke
— Avon Fire & Rescue (@AvonFireRescue) July 12, 2018
Wiltshire Police have closed off the A360 between Shrewton and West Lavington due to poor visibility on the road due to the fire.
In a tweet, the force said: “We are aware that the smoke and smell of burning is noticeable across a large section of the county.”
We've closed the #A360 between Shrewton & West Lavington due to v poor visibility because of a fire on Salisbury Plain. We are aware that the smoke and smell of burning is noticeable across a large section of the county & @DWFireRescue advice is to keep windows & doors closed.
— Wiltshire Police (@wiltshirepolice) July 12, 2018
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the ongoing fire in the impact area of Salisbury Plain is being monitored by the military, but is creating a a smoke plume that is spreading across Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge and as far as Bradford on Avon and Bath.
Smoke, and a strong burning smell, is expected to continue across the area throughout the day.