Derby

Glossop factory fire: Smoke warning to residents

Glossop fire Image copyright Tony Kelzo
Image caption The plume of smoke coming from the factory could be seen for miles across Derbyshire

Residents in a Derbyshire town have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed because of thick, black smoke coming from a large factory fire.

The fire broke out at a building in the Dinting Lane Industrial Estate in Glossop at about 14:40 BST.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said the factory contained cloth and paper.

A spokesman said the response at the scene had been scaled down and a full investigation into the cause would be carried out.

Local people were advised to keep their windows and doors shut "to avoid discomfort".

Tony Kelzo, from Manchester, who had been working at a nearby school, told the BBC he heard a "loud bang late afternoon" and then "saw black smoke".

Image copyright Deborah Harrop
Image caption Nearby residents were told to keep their windows and doors closed

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