Factory fire leaves residents unable to assess damage

A serious factory fire in Leicester which began three days ago has left residents and traders unable to assess the damage to their properties.

Hundreds were forced to evacuate their homes and the Melton road remains closed.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

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Leicester fire residents unable to assess damage

Residents and traders who were forced to leave their properties due to a major factory fire in Leicester two days ago, say they still haven't been able to assess the damage caused.

Hundreds were evacuated from their homes after the blaze ripped through the factory in Belgrave.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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Leicester factory fire: hundreds forced to leave homes

Hundreds of people were forced to leave their homes this morning after a major fire at a factory in Leicester.

Residents told ITV News Central they were worried because the fire was next to a petrol station.

They said the flames were so intense, they felt the heat from inside their homes.

VIDEO: Huge factory fire forces residents to flee homes

This is a video of a huge factory fire in Leicester which has forced residents to evacuate their homes as it is next to a petrol station.

Around 50 firefighters were called out at around 7am.

The Melton Road remains closed in both directions and traffic diversions are expected to stay in place for the rest of the day.

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Drivers urged to avoid part of Leicester due to huge fire

Drivers are being warned to avoid parts of Leicester due to a huge factory fire. Credit: Facebook/Diane Siggery

Drivers are being warned to avoid parts of Leicester due to a huge factory fire.

Crews were called to the site around 7.30am this morning.

The Melton Road is currently closed causing traffic chaos in this morning's rush hour.

Traffic diversions are expected to stay in place for the rest of the day.

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Pictures of massive factory fire in Leicester

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a massive factory fire in Leicester.

There are ten pumps and around 50 firefighters tackling the blaze.

The A607 Melton Road both ways is closed.

Huge factory fire causes traffic chaos in Leicester

There's a serious factory fire in Leicester that's reportedly causing chaos on the roads.

There are ten pumps and around 50 firefighters at the scene of the blaze.

The A607 Melton Road both ways is closed. That is causing there to be slow traffic at the A563 Troon Way.

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