Drivers hampered by smouldering manure smoke

FIREFIGHTERS were called after smoke from a smouldering stack of horse manure drifted across a road.

Crews from Stranton Fire Station went to Southbrook Farm, in Summerhill Lane, Hartlepool, at 4pm on Wednesday to dampen down the pile.

Smoke from the 15-tonne pile of manure, smouldering due to natural combustion, drifted across the road causing a nuisance to passing drivers.