Residents flee from huge blaze and series of explosions that shook homes

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    Locals in a UK industrial estate have been forced to flee after the complex was hit by a series of explosions.

    Residents of nearby homes reported their properties "shook" from the explosions in Kelly Street in Mill Hill, Blackburn, which then caused the building to burst into flames, LancsLive reports.

    Four fire engines from Preston, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn and Darwen fire crews descended upon the scene at around 7.15pm yesterday night (June 10) to extinguish the blaze.

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    Kristian Buck, who lives nearby, witnessed the incident and filmed as the scene unfolded, capturing a number of explosions and bystanders running back to avoid being caught up in the flames.

    One resident, who lives nearby, said their home "shook" from the explosions while another onlooker reported the incident appeared to have started in a lorry parked next to the industrial unit.

    They said: "[It] started off small then got out of hand."

    Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said crews spent an hour and 40 minutes at the scene extinguishing the fire using two jets and two sets of breathing apparatus.

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    A spokesperson said: "At 19:15 on 10 June 2023, four fire engines from Preston, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn and Darwen attended a commercial building fire on Kelly Street, Blackburn. Fire crews used two jets and two breathing apparatus and were in attendance for approximately one hour and forty minutes."

    The commercial site is home to several manufacturers, including one called Sofa Expert Ltd, and is near a new housing development.

    No casualties have been reported following the blaze, and the cause of the explosions has not yet been revealed.

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