Emergency services are at the site of a massive fire in an industrial area in Stockton.
About a half-dozen Cleveland fire personnel, ambulances and police are currently in attendance.
Police cordoned off the streets near the fire, which appears to be engulfed in a building behind Lodge Street in a downtown commercial area.
Firefighters are using ladders and an aerial platform to douse the flames and a plume of smoke can be seen rising over the site.
An eyewitness said: “I could see it from the A19 flyover and it looked like it was a huge fire with lots of black smoke.
“The police have closed the roads around it and from what I can see, they got it under control very quickly.”
There is currently a police cordon at the intersection connecting Yarme Lane to the A1305, so motorists are advised to avoid the area.
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