Fire crews respond to large blaze in East Yorkshire

Emergency services have warned residents to keep their doors and windows closed as they respond to a large fire in Hessle, East Yorkshire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue said they were in attendance, adding: “We advise local residents to close windows and doors. Please avoid the Priory Way to A63 area and be mindful there is a large amount of smoke in the area and surrounding roads.”

Humberside Police also warned members of the public to avoid the area.

Footage posted to social media showed flames near residential housing, with a large plume of smoke rising into the sky.

Grace Grant, 25, told the PA news agency that she heard explosions coming from the fire.

“It was huge, smoke could be seen from miles away. As I moved off, explosions were happening around every 10 seconds”, she said.

The fire could be seen near houses in Hessle, Yorkshire (Grace Grant/PA)
The fire could be seen near houses in Hessle, Yorkshire (Grace Grant/PA)

Local pubs in the area said they would offer free drinks to those affected by the fire.

The Fiveways posted to Facebook saying: “We are happy to provide free hot drinks & shelter to those affected by the fire in Hessle. Free hot drinks to emergency workers.”

Another pub, The Norland, posted: “We are aware that a number of locals have no power so we will remain open for drinkers free tea and coffee available.”