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Over 60 firefighters are tackling a large fire in Honeybourne

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Approximately 60 firefighters and 10 fire engines, including one from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and two from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, are currently tackling a large fire at a unit on Honeybourne Airfield Trading Estate, outside of Evesham.

The fire started this morning (8 June) and it was reported to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service as an explosion at approximately 9:22am.

As well as firefighters, an Environmental Protection Unit, the Environmental Agency, specialist hazardous materials officers, police and ambulance crews are also in attendance.

Group Commander George Marshall said: "Upon arrival, the crews were faced with a severe fire in an industrial building involving LPG bullets. The fire was then tackled and brought under control at approximately 12:15pm using jets and compressed air foam."

He continued: "One man has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining burns. Crews will remain at the scene for a considerable time to cool the cylinders and for damping down."

A cordon is in place around a section of the trading estate and Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are advising members of the public who don't need to access the site to avoid the area to allow emergency vehicles clear access.

Surrounding roads are currently open as normal.

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319