CREWS were scrambled in the early hours to a huge mound of wood chippings and tyres which had been engulfed in flames.

The fire tore through the scrapheap at about 1am with thick smoke billowing into the night sky.

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Firefighters from Bicester, Buckingham, and a water carrier from Wheatley were all called to the scene in Marsh Gibbon, near Bicester, and spent four hours extinguishing and making the area safe.

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The large fire took hold of the chippings and crews scrambled to source water from 300m away to help extinguish the flames.

The landowner also helped by using a small digger to move the woodchips and stopping it spread further.

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