Fire at plastics factory sends plume of smoke into the air as residents warned to stay inside
A massive fire has broken out at a plastics factory near Hull sending large plumes of smoke miles into the air.
Emergency services have warned residents to keep their doors and windows closed as they respond to the incident believed to be at the Bridgewood Plastics factory on an industrial estate in Hessle, East Yorkshire.
Humberside Fire and Rescue said they were in attendance and added: ‘Please avoid the Priory Way to A63 area and be mindful there is a large amount of smoke in the area and surrounding roads.’
Locals have reported hearing loud bangs and one resident said coal had landed in their garden as Humberside Police also warned members of the public to avoid the area.
Emergency services have warned residents to keep their doors and windows closed as they respond to a large fire in Hessle, East Yorkshire
Humberside Fire and Rescue said they were in attendance, adding: ‘We advise local residents to close windows and doors’
Humberside Police also warned members of the public to avoid the area. Someone said coal had landed in their garden (pictured)
A number of houses on Buttfield Road and a nearby supermarket are being evacuated, the BBC reported.
Cory Simmonds, 27, was told by the police to leave his home on Ferry Road.
‘We were very close, it’s awful, the fire is just raging. The smoke that came off from it, was thick, black smoke.
‘There were bangs going off and the house was literally shaking. The windows were moving when the bangs were going off, it was quite awful really.’