Devon

Plymouth fire crews tackle Bandvulc tyre factory blaze

Bandvulc fire
Image caption The surrounding industrial units have been evacuated

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a tyre factory near Plymouth.

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at Bandvulc Tyres on the Lee Mill industrial estate just after 16:30 BST.

Industrial units surrounding the tyre factory have been evacuated, but no-one is believed to have been injured.

The tyre factory is close to the main A38 and Devon and Cornwall Police say smoke is billowing across the carriageways.

Drivers are being advised to take an alternative route.

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