A thick cloud of black smoke took over the skies of Longuyon on Saturday evening as firefighters responded to a large blaze.

Firefighters arrived at the tyre storage facility at around 18:30, where a fire was threatening to spread to another building and the nearby forest.

It took more than four hours for the firefighters to declare the incident under control.

According to the Meurthe-et-Moselle fire service, around 50 men and women were needed to control the flames.

At around 11pm, the fire was under control but not yet fully extinguished, and some firefighters were forced to spend the night at the facility to ensure it did not take hold again.