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Leamington Spa Fire: Residents asked to help clear debris


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Residents who live near a plastics manufacturer that caught fie on Friday are being asked to help clear the fallen debris after initially being asked to stay away from the scene.

Due to the size of the area, officials have struggled to clear the scene and are now asking for help from residents. Officials have also confirmed that any materials found will pose no threat to human life.

When the fire broke out initially, it caused explosions an smoke that were reported to have been seen from miles away. So far there has been no confirmed casualties, however, one employee of Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd is still missing.

24 firefighters needed to bring fire under control

Earlier this week, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that although 24 firefighters had fought to bring the blaze under control, the effort will continue in the coming days. A statement on their website read: “

The firefighting effort will continue for some time however and members of the public are asked for their continued patience and understanding for any disruption caused during the ongoing operation. Police investigations are continuing and a man still remains unaccounted for at this time.

“Whilst road closures and a police cordon remain in place, some roads have reopened and it is hoped that more will become accessible during the day.  People with businesses or cars within the cordon are now able to enter in order to make their property/vehicles secure.”

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