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70 firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze

The fire started this morning. Photo: ITV News Central

Around 70 firefighters and 16 fire engines have been tackling the huge warehouse blaze in Worcester.

The fire was reported to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at approximately 08:35am this morning (April 20).

We are currently tackling a severe fire in a warehouse on the Blackpole East Trading Estate which is producing a significant amount of smoke.

We would encourage members of the public to avoid the area and for local residents to keep their doors and windows shut.

– Richie Jordan, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue
As well as firefighters, police and ambulance have also been in attendance. Credit: @officialWMAS

A spokesperson for ArrowXL said:

There has been a major fire at the Worcester hub of ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery specialists.

Fire crews are on site, and ArrowXL’s disaster recovery plan is in place.

The 200,000 sq ft building has been evacuated and all colleagues have been accounted for and are safe and well, with the safety of our staff being our number one priority.

– ArrowXL

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