Firefighters have worked overnight to battle a fire that broke out at a landfill site two days ago. 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service were first called to the Lower Compton landfill owned by Hills Waste Solutions at around 6pm Sunday evening, June 9.

At one point 30 firefighters and crews from several Wiltshire towns and villages were involved.

Now, on Tuesday morning, the fire service has confirmed that two crews remain at the site who are actively working to 'smother the fire out'.

A spokesperson said: "Two crews have remained on scene throughout yesterday and overnight, continuing joint working to smother the fire.

"One hose reel jet has been in use to extinguish hotspots overnight.

"We hope to scale back further later on this afternoon."

Residents have been warned to close their windows and doors until the issue is fully resolved.

Speaking on Monday, a Wiltshire Council spokesperson said: “If you live in the Calne, Cherhill or Quemerford area, please keep your windows and doors closed until the fire is fully under control.”

Hills Waste Solutions, also issued a statement on Monday, which said: "A fire was detected at 6pm on Sunday, June 10, the incident is ongoing and emergency services are in attendance.

"The landfill site has been temporarily closed, but all other operations on site are open.

"We are working with the fire and rescue service, and other agencies, to bring the fire under control.”