A LANDFILL fire near Hempsted Household Recycling Centre last night is not thought to be suspicious.
Around 100 tonnes of landfill caught on fire on Tuesday evening and thick black smoke could be seen as far away as Cheltenham as firefighters tackled the blaze.
One crew from Gloucester south were called to the centre at 7.45pm.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed most of the flames had been extinguished on firefighters arrival.
The crew remained on scene until around 10.30pm to damp down the fire.
He said: "Essentially it was around 100 tonnes of landfill affected.
"It is not considered to be suspicious."
A member of the public dialled 999 to report the blaze to the recycling centre, which opens every day until 6.15pm.
The environmental impact of the fire is currently unknown.
Residents from as far away as Shurdington and Cheltenham town centre reported seeing the smoke
A spokesman for Kier said the nearby recycling centre was unaffected by the fire and is open as usual.