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A team of emergency fire and rescue crews are continuing to tackle a fire at an electrical substation in Leicester city centre this afternoon.
The fire service say that a multi agency briefing has now taken place and incident priorities have been identified.
Western Power, the firm who operate the site have now issued a safe to work permit and all power has been isolated.
It's thought 8,500 gallons of oil were involved in the fire. Road closures remain in place and police are continuing to assist with cordons and evacuations as necessary.
Western Power are reporting that electricity has now been restored to homes in the area around the sub-station fire in Leicester.
Fire crews are currently in attendance as a blaze continues to take hold of an electrical sub station in Leicester this afternoon.
The fire at the site on Ravensbridge Drive has reportedly left more than 40,000 homes without power.
More to follow.
Latest ITV News reports
Witnesses at the scene have filmed smoke rising from the roof of an electrical sub-station in Leicester after a fire broke out earlier today