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Latest from scene of Stafford fireworks factory fire

One person is missing and two seriously injured after an explosion at a fireworks factory in Stafford tonight.

Fireworks could be seen shooting into the sky as flames took hold of SP Fireworks, on the Basworth Industrial Estate.

One man, in his 40s, suffered serious burns while another injured his back. Police are now supporting the family of one person who has not yet been found.

Callum Watkinson sent this report from the scene.

Fire service: size & severity of fire kept crews outside

Group Manager Tim Hyde from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service says if the missing person was inside the main part of the building, things would not look positive for them.

The family of the missing person is being looked after by police. The fire broke out at 5.15pm at SP Fireworks on Tilcon Avenue in Stafford.

Fifty firefighters needed at height of fireworks blaze

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue service has confirmed that 50 firefighters and eight fire engines were needed at the height of a major fire at a fireworks factory in Stafford.

One person is missing and two people have been taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, one suffering from serious burns.

In the last hour the fire service said it has the fire under control, with some crews leaving the site. It's expected the remaining firefighters will be there until tomorrow morning.


Fire service using drone in bid to find missing person

Group Manager Tim Hyde from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service said every effort is being made to find the missing person thought to have been involved in a huge fire at a fireworks factory in Stafford.

It broke out at 5.15pm on an industrial estate in the Baswich area of the the town.

Police say they're are supporting the family of the person who so far is unaccounted for.

Resident describes 'enormous' bang during factory fire

Andrea McKenzie lives near a fireworks factory which went up in flames in Stafford this evening.

She told ITV News Central she heard an 'ginormous bang' and knew immediately that it was fireworks, and that her pets went 'completely mad'.

Two people have been hospitalised and one is missing, as firefighters continue to tackle the blaze in Baswich which broke out at 5.15pm.

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Eyewitness describes factory bursting into 'fireball'

Eyewitness Tom Roeton describes the moment he saw a fireworks warehouse in Stafford burst into a "fireball."

Mr Roeton, 22, said he was cooking dinner when he heard a loud explosion and went outside to find hundreds of fireworks exploding in the sky.

West Midlands Ambulance service has said there are four casualties with one person believed to be still missing.

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Footage captures fireworks factory blast

A resident captured numerous fireworks set off during a blaze at a supplier in Stafford on video.

The incident has left two people in hospital and one person unaccounted for.

Fire crews say the blaze is now under control but residents near the scene have been urged to remain indoors.

Credit: Instagram/amy_grace_x

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