Huge clouds of smoke can be seen across St Albans as firefighters tackle a major blaze in the city.
The fire broke out this morning on July 25 at around 11am with police and the fire service called to the scene.
A spokesperson for Herts Police said: “Police were called at around 11.10am today (Monday 25 July) after a fire broke out at an industrial estate in Orient Close, St Albans.
“Officers are currently assisting the fire service at the scene and surrounding roads have been closed.
“People are asked to please avoid the area at this time.”
Something on fire in St Albans. I can hear a lot of sirens ☹️ pic.twitter.com/JnYdjtSIdm
— Caitlin Raynor (@Bookywookydooda) July 25, 2022
A spokesperson for the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We currently have an ongoing fire (called 11.03am) in a car workshop on Unit 1, 222 London Road, St Albans.
“There are 10 appliances on the scene, plus the aerial ladder platform and our control unit.
“One car workshop (50m x 20m) well alight, efforts being made to stop fire spreading to neighbouring properties – a row of commercial units 150m x 30. All units evacuated.”
More to follow…
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