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Fire and Smoke Roar Across Leamington Spa.


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Friday the 27th of August holds a moment of shock for those in the Leamington Spa area, ranging across Sydenham and even in Whitnash. A gigantic smoke cloud roars across the land, as a fire broke out on Juno Drive, Leamington Spa on an industrial estate. There have been reports of several explosions to eye-witnesses. The fire broke out reportedly at Leeson Polyurethanes. A known manufacturer of formulated polyurethanes.

Many locals are being recommended and reportedly evacuated from the area.

Many people are comparing the roaring flames to one of an apocalypse.

An image provided from Kerry Doyle shows the roaring flames.

St. John’s Church Hall is open for those in need during evacuation, they can be located on Tachbrook St, Leamington Spa CV31 3BN.

Another photograph from Stephen Parker of the fire.

Another photo set but from Cherly Wilkins (McGhee)

Many locals are in immediate shock from this sudden event to a relatively calm and quiet place. There is a public health recommendation for those with breathing problems, asthma, lung conditions as well as those with heart conditions to be on high alert to ensure they are not near the smoke. There are reports of the smoke being potentially toxic, therefore all should shut their windows, doors and make sure to not breathe in the smoke.

The fumes may contain lots of plastic chemicals.

Written by: Louisa Coller

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