Bristol explosion: 'Multiple casualties' at a warehouse explosion, fire service confirm

There have been "multiple casualties" after a large explosion at a warehouse near Bristol.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to reports of the blast on Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth.

A fire service spokesman said: "We have been called to a large explosion at 11.22 in a warehouse in Avonmouth on Kings Weston Lane.

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"Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending. We can confirm there are multiple casualties on site.

“The incident is ongoing."

Witness Jawad Burhan took a photo showing a tank that had exploded after the blast.

He told the PA news agency there was a "helicopter looking for missing people" and police had closed a nearby road leading up to the building, which he believed was a waste centre.

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"I heard the sound, I'm working beside the building in another warehouse. After ten minutes I saw the helicopter coming and the police," he said.

Reporting by PA

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