‘Massive’ factory fire in Leicester under control
29 December 2015
From the section Leicester
Media captionPolice moved many people away from the blaze area
A “massive” fire that broke out close to factories in Leicester has been brought under control.
Up to 140 people who had to be evacuated have also been allowed to return to their homes, police said.
The blaze started in Abbey Mills, off Ross Walk, in the Belgrave area of the city on Monday afternoon.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said the fire was “now contained”, although crews remain at the scene. Some homes were affected by a power cut.
A series of roads around Ross Walk will remain closed overnight, police said.
“Some homes in Westbourne Street and Kensington Street were evacuated and residents have now been allowed to return to their properties,” Leicestershire Police said in a statement.
“As a result of the fire, homes in Marjorie Street and Kensington Street have been affected by a power cut.
“Engineers from Western Power are at the scene working to restore electricity as soon as possible.”
Source:: BBC world news feed