There are glimmers of hope that the fire at the tyres recycling centre in Littleport is dying out.
Fire crews have called for heavy machinery to start removing piles of tyres from the yard, which will help to quell the flames.
Small sections of the vast tyre-pile at Murfitts Industries have stopped burning, according to a report in the Ely Standard today.
Fire fighters will now begin dampening the area with a number of “wetting agents” in a bid to help the rest of the fire die-down.
However, local residents have been warned that more smoke will be created in the coming days as a result.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the smoke will be monitored by East Cambridgeshire District Council.
Meanwhile, residents living near the site have been advised to continue keeping their windows and doors closed.
Dr Kate King from the Health Protect Agency, (HPA), said: “The general advice remains that people should do all they can to stay out of the smoke. If the smoke is blowing in your direction you need to take shelter.
“Staying indoors with the doors and windows closed will provide a good level of protection. People should remember that smoke is an irritant, so it can make your eyes and throat sore.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office