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Saffron Walden fire in Shire Hill is battled by six crews

Smoke pouring out of a building
Six fire crews have been battling the fire in Saffron Walden

Firefighters have been battling a blaze in a two-storey building at an industrial estate.

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service said it sent six crews to the scene on Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, after it was first reported at 14:38 GMT.

Pictures seen by the BBC showed smoke pouring out of two business units.

A spokesperson said the building measured roughly eight metres (26ft) by 15 metres (49ft) and advised people nearby to keep windows closed.

Fire service group manager Dan Partridge said: "We are working incredibly hard, alongside our partners, to resolve the incident.

"However, we expect to be at the scene into the evening and ask people to stay away from the area if possible."

A business unit with black smoke appearing behind it
Group manager Dan Partridge said crews were working incredibly hard

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