Streets cordoned off as major blaze rages at Etruria factory site
EXPLOSIONS rocked part of Stoke-on-Trent this evening as a fierce blaze raged at a former factory site.
Emergency services cordoned off Garner Street, and Etruscan Street, Etruria, to traffic after the fire broke out in warehouses and storage units at the former Twyfords site.
Eye-witnesses reported charred and flaming debris flying through the air which blew across the carriageway as far as the Festival Park complex.
At least 10 fire appliances are currently at the scene of the blaze which is believed to have started around 4.30pm.
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Trailers, a fork lift truck and offices were destroyed and fire crews used water from the nearby canal to help fight the blaze which will burn all night.
It is not yet known what caused the fire and investigations will commence in the morning.
Last update: 8.47pm