Three arrested after waste dumped and set alight on Derbyshire farmland

Three men have been arrested after commercial waste was dumped on farmland in Derbyshire and set alight.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to the blaze off the A515 at Flagg, near Buxton, at 9.03am on Monday, 9 November.

Police also attended the scene after being called by fire crews just before 12.50pm.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident. They include a 31-year-old man from Macclesfield, a 49-year-old man from Flagg and a 25-year-old man from Congleton.

Three men have been arrested following the fire. Picture: Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Police said their enquiries are ongoing.

A Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Firefighters from Buxton attended and found a large pile of smouldering rubbish, tyres and household waste.

“We used an argocat to access the site and fogging unit to dampen the fire, and followed advice from the Environment Agency to allow the fire to burn out. We returned to the fire yesterday (Thursday, 12 November) to carry out a re-inspection of the fire.”