‘Massive’ factory fire breaks out in Leicester
28 December 2015
From the section Leicester
Media captionPolice moved many people away from the blaze area
A “massive” fire has broken out at a building near to a number of factories in Leicester.
The blaze started in Ross Walk, near Abbey Park, in the Belgrave area of the city at about 14:00 GMT.
Leicestershire Police have asked people to avoid the area and told residents to keep windows and doors shut.
Eyewitness Roy Rollings, a local parish councillor, said he could hear “loud bangs” and homes had been evacuated nearby.
Fire crews are taking water from the canal help tackle the flames and dozens of onlookers have been moved on by police due to “toxic” smoke.
Source:: BBC UK