UPDATED: Major fire at Moreton industrial unit

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UPDATE AT 11.11pm: FIREFIGHTERS have put out a major fire in Moreton.

Pasture Road has reopened but emergency services remain at the scene following a major blaze in Moreton. 

Six fire engines were called to Tarran Industrial Estate at 8.30pm today, Tuesday, after a large fire broke out at an industrial unit. 

Pasture Road was closed both ways due to the blaze between Ditton Lane and Pasture Avenue. 

Globe chief reporter Craig Manning is at the scene and says two fire engines are currently damping down at the site. 

No one is thought to have been injured. 

One resident who lives nearby said it was "like World War Three", describing hearing a loud explosion before seeing thick black smoke coming from the unit.

"If it had took hold of the petrol station, we wouldn't be here now," said one resident.

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a major fire in Moreton tonight, Tuesday.

Pasture Road is closed both ways due to a building fire between Ditton Lane and Pasture Avenue. 

Emergency services are working to put out the blaze, which has taken hold at an industrial unit on Tarran Industrial Estate, close to the Texaco petrol station. 

Eyewitnesses described hearing a large bang before thick black smoke began billowing from the site.

Six fire engines are believed to have attended the blaze, having been called out at 8.30pm. 

More follows.

 


 

 

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