Ten fire engines at warehouse fire in Cannock with toxic content in building

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Firefighters are at the scene of a large blaze at a warehouse in Cannock.

Ten fire engines are in attendance close to Orbitual Islands, with local businesses told to evacuate from their buildings.

Flames at the scene in Cannock Credit: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service crews were called out just before 6.15am on Thursday 9 May, to an address on Cley Road.

They said: "We’ve currently got lots of firefighters down there alongside other colleagues from West Midlands Fire Service and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to help bring the fire under control".

Fire crews at the blaze in Cannock Credit: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

"We’re advising the public to avoid the area where possible whilst we work to bring the incident to a safe and swift conclusion".

"If you live nearby and feel you are affected, we recommend closing your windows and doors as a precaution due to heavy amounts of smoke coming from the building".

Local shops are open, but road closures are currently in place.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen from at least ten miles away.

Local residents are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed. Credit: Rob Higham / Facebook

Businesses like DHL and Caterpillar are among those who have been evacuated from the site.

Crews have told ITV Central they expect to be at the site for two days, and that they are taking extra-cautious measures as the building contents are toxic.

Glynn Luznjy from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service says:

"It's very dangerous in terms of the situation close to it. Our firefighters have taken defensive measures to make sure the fire is contained, it won't spread any further".