HUGE explosions have been heard with homes urgently evacuated as a blazing inferno has broken out at a Hull factory.
The fire is understood to have ripped through Thompsons Plastics in Hessle from just before 4pm this afternoon with large plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames seen for miles around.
Witnesses have also described hearing “huge explosions every 10 seconds”, with other reports of nearby residents suffering power outages.
The smoke has been spotted reaching the tops of homes, while some dramatic footage shows thick columns of fiery smoke raging above rooftops as crackling bangs go off.
One man said he could hear the explosions “like bombs” coming from the fire and even had debris like “coal” landing in his garden with another saying coal is “falling from sky,” reports Hull Live.
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