Emergency services at a warehouse near Bristol are rushing to a major explosion

A massive explosion at a warehouse near Bristol has injured people as emergency services rushed to the scene

  • BREAKING: Many injured in warehouse explosion
  • The Avon Fire and Rescue Service attends a scene in Avonmouth, near Bristol
  • The South West Ambulance Service is also visiting to help the injured

Emergency services say several people have been injured in a major explosion at a warehouse near Bristol.

The Avon Fire and Rescue Service said a number of “accidents” had occurred following the ‘severe incident’ in the Avonmouth area near Bristol.

A spokesman for the fire service told MailOnline that the blaze that broke out on King Weston Lane at 11 a.m. today was extinguished by a team from six different fire stations.

A large explosion (pictured) at a warehouse near Bristol has injured several people, emergency services say

There are also photos of the scene showing an air ambulance helicopter being called to the injured.

There are also photos of the scene showing an air ambulance helicopter being called to the injured.

A major explosion at a warehouse near a recycling facility has prompted emergency services and water treatment plants in Avanmawut.

A warehouse near the recycling facility has emergency services at the site of a major explosion and water purification works in Avanmavuth.

But the incident near the recycling facility and water purification works in Awanmouth continues and emergency services are still at the scene.

Eyewitnesses said emergency services were rushing to the warehouse and that ‘at least ten ambulances’ had rushed police and firefighters to the scene. Bristol Live.

There are also photos of the scene showing an air ambulance helicopter being called to go to the injured.

The Avon Fire and Rescue Service says a number of 'accidents' have occurred following the 'severe incident' in the Avonmouth area near Bristol

The Avon Fire and Rescue Service says there have been numerous ‘accidents’ following the ‘severe incident’ in the Avonmouth area near Bristol.

The fire service was called at 11.22am and confirmed that there were ‘casualties’ as a result of the incident.

A spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that there are many casualties at the site.’

They added: ‘We have been called for a big explosion at 11:22 am at a warehouse in Awanmawut.

‘Groups from Avanmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.

A spokesman for the fire service said a fire broke out at the site of an explosion in King Weston Lane at 11 a.m. today (pictured on a highway UK traffic camera).

A spokesman for the fire service said a fire broke out at the site of an explosion in King Weston Lane at 11 a.m. today (pictured on a highway UK traffic camera).

Teams from six different fire stations have been dispatched to the scene of the big explosion

Teams from six different fire stations have been dispatched to the scene of the big explosion

The bomber struck shortly after 11 a.m. in King Weston Lane (pictured)

The bomber struck shortly after 11 a.m. in King Weston Lane (pictured)

‘We are connected by Avon and Somerset police and ambulance. The incident is ongoing. ‘

The fire service said it was aware of the ‘accidents’ but could not say how many people were injured in the incident.

A spokesman for the Southwest Ambulance Service added: ‘The Southwest Ambulance Service is responding to a serious incident at the King’s Western Lane campus in Avonmouth, Bristol.

‘We met with firefighters and police personnel with multiple sources.’

Avon Fire & Rescue Service are also at the scene.

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