Fire breaks out at Blisworth business park

Fire at JBJ Business Park near Northampton Crews were called to the fire after flames were spotted on the top floor of a warehouse
Fire at JBJ Business Park near Northampton Two people living opposite the blaze were evacuated from their house and firefighters warned other residents about smoke
Fire at JBJ Business Park near Northampton The fire spread to eight units, with four being completely destroyed
Fire at JBJ Business Park near Northampton The blaze created a large plume of smoke that could be seen for miles around

About 50 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a business park in Northamptonshire.

The fire started at the JBJ site in Northampton Road, Blisworth, at about 10.30 BST, creating a large plume of black smoke.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was believed the blaze started at a tile warehouse, with three surrounding units also destroyed.

No-one has been hurt in the fire, which is not thought to be suspicious.

The fire service said two people who lived opposite the blaze had to be evacuated from their house and firefighters had been visiting other nearby homes to tell people to close their windows because of the smoke.

Power has also been switched off in the area, causing disruption to some homes and businesses.

Crews are expected to be damping down the fire into the night, but it is now under control, a spokeswoman said.

BBC reporter Bryony MacKenzie, who was passing the fire on a train from Manchester to London, said it looked "huge" and could see the flames from a long distance away.

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