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Huge explosion in Mill Street

Massive explosion, followed by huge fire in Savile Town

Local residents within the vicinity of Mill Street East in Savile Town, have witnessed a massive industrial complex explosion, followed by huge fire. A number of people reported on social media having heard a “massive explosion” before the industrial unit burst into flames at around 5pm on Friday.

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Firefighters are tackling a huge fire which has broken out on an industrial estate in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Residents have been urged to avoid the area while fire crews try to bring the flames under control. There are currently a dozen fire engines at the scene in Mill Street East, Savile Town.

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We currently have 12 fire engines & specialist units in attendance at a fire at an industrial unit in Saville Town. All persons are accounted for.

Please avoid travelling through the area.”

Water is being pumped from the nearby canal to help extinguish the blaze.

Kirklees Council said: “Local residents within the vicinity of the fire on Mill Street East in Dewsbury, particularly Chickenley and Earlsheaton residents, please keep doors and windows closed.

“There is no access to Mill Street East, Dewsbury, at this time.”

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