A carpet factory is on fire on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate in Hereford. Around 60 homes have been evacuated in the surrounding area near Hampton Park Road.
People are being taken to Hereford Leisure Centre.
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D-Day veterans from the West Midlands were given France's highest honour today, 18 months after a pledge to award every living soldier.
Dry for much of the Wednesday with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Wednesday will be another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.