Residents in seven areas of Rugby should stay indoors if possible as landfill fire smoke drifts across town

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Rugby council is advising residents in the following five areas to shut doors and windows and stay inside if possible.

Cawston

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New Bilton

Newbold

Benn

Brownsover

Clifton

Although not on the council's list of warnings, residents in Long Lawford are also reporting a strong smell of smoke.

The advice comes after smoke from what the fire service described earlier today as a 'large fire' at the Ling Hall Landfill site at Lawford Heath began drifting across the town.

Rugby council also advised that the rain forecast for later today may bring the smoke to ground level.