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Gloucestershire firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze in Stroud overnight.

It started at Griffin Mill in Thrupp at around half past eight yesterday evening.

Some buildings were evacuated and people living nearby were-asked to stay indoors and close their windows because of the chemicals thought to be inside. 60 firefighters were at the scene on the scene. Part of the A419 is closed.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Griffin Mill in Stroud

Gloucestershire firefighters are dealing with a large fire at Griffin Mill,London Road in Thrupp, Stroud. Crews arrived at the scene just before 8.30pmthis evening. There are currently fifteen fire engines and one aerialvehicle on site. Around 60 firefighters are tackling the fire using eightjets and 12 breathing apparatus.

The industrial building around 50x30 metres is well alight and firefighters are expected to be there for some time. Due to chemicals that are thought to be contained in the building neighbouring units have been evacuated and local residents are being encouraged to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

– Spokesperson for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue

Serious fire at a factory in Stroud

Black smoke billowing from the Eagle Works factory in Stroud Credit: Belinda Durrant

A serious fire has broken out at a factory in Stroud. Emergency services were called to the London Road at half past eight because a fire had started at the Eagle Works.

Thick black smoke is coming from the building and local residents are being asked to stay indoors and close their windows. The A419 is closed at the junction with London Road. The cause of the fire is not known.

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