Firefighters tackle massive business park blaze - The Leamington Observer

Firefighters tackle massive business park blaze

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a huge blaze at a South Warwickshire business park.

Crews from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a business premises fire at Goldicote Business Park on Banbury Road between Stratford and Ettington.

Fire control received the first report at 1.30pm. A total of 11 appliances, plus an aerial appliance, are currently at the scene to tackle the blaze.

Group Commander Neil McElvenny said: “Following advice from the service the business park has been evacuated. Crews are taking firefighting action and the blaze is quickly coming under control.

“This is a large scale incident and there is smoke in the surrounding area, currently moving in a north easterly direction towards Wellesbourne and Loxley. We would advise motorists to take extra care and avoid the immediate area if possible. Also, for any residents who can see smoke please keep windows closed as a precautionary measure.”

Crews are expected to remain on site into the evening.

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