Staffordshire Police have said that emergency services are attending a fire at a firework retailer in Stafford. They previously said they were responding to an explosion. A statement said:
Emergency services are dealing with an fire at a Fireworks retailer on Tilcon Ave, Stafford. A cordon is in place to protect the public and we are urging those in the area to remain indoors with windows closed whilst @StaffsFire deal with the fire.
A number of roads in the area and we are evacuating a number of businesses and homes in the area - Police will those approach affected.
Please avoid the area to allow emergency crews to deal with the incident.
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