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Video shows people fleeing Southampton fireworks shop blaze

Mobile phone footage has captured the moment a fire took hold at a large fireworks shop in Southampton.

Explosives lit up the sky and loud bangs were heard as the fire took hold at 05:00 BST on Bitterne Road West.

About 60 residents living within 100 metres (328ft) of the fire on the site of the Southern Fireworks Factory and the Flower Factory were evacuated.

More than 70 firefighters in 13 engines and support vehicles have been involved in the fight to bring the blaze under control.

Video footage from Pawel Michal

  • 13 May 2016
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