Residents close to Alton Road in Ross-on-Wye are being advised to stay indoors due to smoke caused by a fire at an industrial unit.
Fire crews are currently on the site bringing the blaze under control.
Alert: Alton Road in Ross-on-Wye is closed due to a fire at an industrial unit, please stay indoors due to smoke in the Hildersley area.
Active fire fighting continues - advice to local residents to keep doors and windows closed overnight. https://t.co/PgWljCskYk
Latest: Fire crews are still on site at the Alton Road fire in Ross-on-Wye....(photo by Rob Farquhar, R&B Sporting). https://t.co/riOrAU6l5v
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