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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Homes evacuated in Leicester due to huge fire near petrol station

Homes in Leicester are being evacuated due to a huge factory fire Credit: Facebook/Diane Siggery

Homes in Leicester are being evacuated due to a huge factory fire in Leicester which is next to a petrol station.

Around 50 firefighters were called out at around 7am.

The Melton Road is currently closed and traffic diversions are expected to stay in place for the rest of the day.

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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