Huge fire breaks out near 'weapons systems factory' as Brits told 'keep windows & doors shut' | The Sun

A MASSIVE fire has broken out near what is believed to be a weapons factory in Derbyshire.

Locals near the Chemring plant on Wilne Road, Draycott, have been told to keep windows and doors shut.

Firefighters are currently dealing with the incident, believed to have happened on Friday night.

One witness claimed they saw multiple casualties being rushed away in ambulances following the horror.

Forensics teams were later pictured donning white overalls as they attended the scene overnight.

Aerial pictures also showed dozens of emergency service vehicles on the scene.


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As of 8.30am on Saturday, one fire crew remained on scene damping down and checking for hot spots, DerbyshireLive reports.

The factory, owned by Chemring Countermeasures UK, produces anti-missile munitions for air and naval forces.

In a statement just before 11pm on Friday, Derbyshire Fire & rescue Services said: "Firefighters are currently dealing with an incident on Wilne Road in #Draycott.

"Local residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed while we deal with the incident.

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"No further information is available at present."

The Sun Online have approached Derbyshire Police and the Ministry of Defence for comment.

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