Leamington Spa: One person unaccounted for in industrial estate fire

Warwickshire Police said businesses and houses near Juno Drive have been evacuated

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A large fire at an industrial estate has prompted the evacuation of surrounding properties as police said one person is unaccounted for.

A huge plume of smoke could be seen rising above Juno Drive, Leamington Spa.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene.

Labour MP Matt Western said he has heard the fire may involve chemicals from a plastics business unit.

Warwickshire Police said businesses and houses near Juno Drive have been evacuated.

Residents near Juno Drive
Residents near Juno Drive

Anyone living within 70 metres of the site is being urged to keep windows and doors closed.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they have two paramedic officers and a hazardous area response team at the scene.

They said they have no patients to deal with.

Police said road closures are in place.