'Massive' factory fire in Leicester under control
Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a plastics factory fire in Leicester that resulted in the evacuation of 140 people.
Firefighters are damping down after the blaze in the Belgrave area of the city on Monday afternoon.
Some households are without power, and a few dozen residents have still not returned to their homes.
Explosions were heard during the fire but no-one was injured, fire officials said. Some roads remain closed.
The fire started in Abbey Mills, off Ross Walk, at about 14:00 GMT.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said the fire was "contained", but crews remained at the scene.
"Engineers from Western Power are at the scene working to restore electricity as soon as possible," a fire official said.
At the height of the blaze, water was taken from a nearby canal to help tackle the flames, and dozens of onlookers were moved on by police because of the "toxic" smoke being given off.
Leicestershire Fire Service station manager Michael Rogers said: "A small amount of water has run off into the canal but it is locked at both sides, so the pollution is contained.
"Explosions (in the factory) were predominantly down to small gas bottles that were sited at different places throughout the building, but nobody has been hurt."
Eyewitness Ronak Jason Kamat said: "All we could see were plumes of smoke. But things soon escalated and more flames became visible."
Roads that remain closed are Ross Walk, Abbey Park Road, Olphin Street, Moorgate Street and Marjorie Street.
Smoke could be seen from Bradgate Park, about five miles (8km) away.