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Hull factory fire involved 300 tonnes of plastic Hull factory fire involved 300 tonnes of plastic
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The blaze involved 300 tonnes of plasticsThe blaze involved 300 tonnes of plastics
A large fire involving 300 tonnes of plastic has been brought under control, the fire service said.A large fire involving 300 tonnes of plastic has been brought under control, the fire service said.
The fire on Saxon Way, Hessle, began at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and road closures. No-one was injured. The fire at Bridgewood UK's plastic products factory in Hessle, near Hull, began at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and road closures. No-one was injured.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said eight fire appliances remained at the site, damping down. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it was still at the site damping down, more than 24 hours after the blaze.
Officials said an investigation into the cause of the blaze would take several days. Officials said an investigation into the cause would take several days.
At its height, 14 fire engines and about 70 firefighters were at the scene as flames engulfed the manufacturing plant. That had been reduced to about three appliances by late afternoon on Thursday.
At the height of the blaze plumes of thick black smoke could be seen across the cityAt the height of the blaze plumes of thick black smoke could be seen across the city
At the height of the blaze there were 14 fire engines at the scene, which is about five miles (8km) west of Hull city centre. The fire service said the smoke should not leave an impact on the community
Homes in the area were evacuated, roads closed and bus services re-routed. The fire service said the blaze was fuelled by about 300 tonnes of rigid plastic.
"I am pleased to say we've made some really good progress overnight," Humberside Fire and Rescue director Jason Kirby said. It produced thick black smoke that could be seen for miles, there were explosions and black, charred plastic debris landed in nearby gardens.
"We've got around eight fire engines currently on scene and we are looking to reduce that further through the day." Some homes in the area, which is about five miles (8km) west of Hull city centre, were evacuated, roads closed and bus services re-routed.
He said some pockets of fire remained, but added residents should not be alarmed. Jason Kirby, from the fire service, said some small pockets of fire remained, but added residents should not be alarmed.
"As residents wake up they will notice things have significantly improved," he said. The fire on Wednesday was classed as a "major incident" and has devastated the factory
Fire officials said it was too early to state a cause for the blaze People in the area were initially told to keep doors and windows closed, but the fire service said that was no longer necessary.
'Explosions shaking building' "We are really confident the risk is incredibly low from those products' combustion now, because we've knocked the fire down so significantly," Mr Kirby said.
The fire service said the "main fuel" for the fire was about 300 tonnes of rigid plastic at the site.
People in the area had been told to keep doors and windows closed, however the fire service has said that is no longer necessary.
"We are really confident the risk is incredibly low from those products combustion now, because we've knocked the fire down so significantly," Mr Kirby said.
"Any dangerous products in there, because of the high temperatures, will have burned off and shouldn't impact any of the community.""Any dangerous products in there, because of the high temperatures, will have burned off and shouldn't impact any of the community."
He added there was no disruption to gas and water supplies in the area. The fire service is also working with the Environment Agency to ensure there is no pollution to local watercourses or the Humber estuary.
The fire service is also working with the Environment Agency to ensure there is no pollution to local watercourses or the Humber. 'Explosions shaking building'
Luke, an apprentice at a nearby garage, said the blaze had spread rapidly through the factory. Eyewitness Luke, an apprentice at a nearby garage, said the blaze had spread rapidly through the factory.
"It was just expanding really fast. About 10 minutes and it must have been like more than half the building fully engulfed."It was just expanding really fast. About 10 minutes and it must have been like more than half the building fully engulfed.
"The explosions were that bad it was shaking the building. It was loud.""The explosions were that bad it was shaking the building. It was loud."
Meanwhile, Darren Spence tweeted that his father, who worked next door to the factory, had said the entire site had burned to the ground.Meanwhile, Darren Spence tweeted that his father, who worked next door to the factory, had said the entire site had burned to the ground.
Fire crews used foam to extinguish the blazeFire crews used foam to extinguish the blaze
All Saints Church Hall, in Hessle, was opened to provide shelter for those unable to return home due to the fire.
Stuart Pictar, church treasurer, said: "We ended up with just the one person who needed our services - we could have accommodated 100. It was a good result."
Sue, who lives in the area, said it had been a frightening evening.Sue, who lives in the area, said it had been a frightening evening.
"All you could hear was this big boom and several smaller explosions. I could hear children crying, it was quite scary really.""All you could hear was this big boom and several smaller explosions. I could hear children crying, it was quite scary really."
She said a lot of people in the area would be worried about their jobs at the factory.She said a lot of people in the area would be worried about their jobs at the factory.
"It is a local business we've lost. It's very sad. Hessle is a small community anyway and a lot of people work there.""It is a local business we've lost. It's very sad. Hessle is a small community anyway and a lot of people work there."
Police cordons remain in place near the scene and Buttfield Road and Ferry Road remain closed.Police cordons remain in place near the scene and Buttfield Road and Ferry Road remain closed.
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