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Live Reporting

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  1. Monthly Severnside Siren test cancelled

    A decision has been made NOT to sound the sirens at 3pm today due to the ongoing incident at the explosion in Avonmouth.

    Severnside Sirens usually do a test on the 3rd of each month at this time.

    The Severnside Sirens warn people of possible incidents involving dangerous substances around Avonmouth and is run by a charitable trust.

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    Video caption: 'Multiple casualties' after Avonmouth explosion

    A large explosion has taken place at a waste treatment works in Avonmouth, Bristol.

  3. Explosion eye witness: 'The whole warehouse was shaking'

    Eyewitness Kieran Jenkins describes what he saw as the blast happened.

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    Video caption: 'Multiple casualties' after Avonmouth explosion
  4. Witness reports seeing helicopter 'looking for missing people'

    Witness Jawad Burhan took a photo showing a tank that had exploded after the blast.

    He told the PA news agency there was a “helicopter looking for missing people” and police had closed a nearby road leading up to the building, which he believed was a waste centre.

    “I heard the sound, I’m working beside the building in another warehouse. After ten minutes I saw the helicopter coming and the police,” he said.

    View more on twitter
  5. Reports of 'multiple casualties' at the scene

    Avon Fire and Rescue Service has told the BBC there have been "multiple casualties" although they couldn’t say exactly how many.

    They also confirmed the explosion was at a "water waste treatment works in Avonmouth".

  6. Fire service confirms six crews at scene of blast

    A statement from Avon Fire and Rescue said:

    "We have been called to a large explosion at 11:22 in a warehouse in Avonmouth on Kings Weston Lane.

    "Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.

    "We are joined by Avon and Somerset Police and Ambulance on site.

    "The incident is ongoing."

  7. 'Ten ambulances' seen driving to scene

    Eyewitnesses have said on Twitter they saw "around 10 ambulances" driving to the scene, along with police and fire engines.

    Bristol Waste, which runs the Avonmouth recycling centre, has also closed the site temporarily following the incident.

    View more on twitter
  8. Latest pictures from the scene

    Emergency services are currently near the Avonmouth warehouse following an explosion.Here are the latest pictures from the scene.

    Police car at the scene
    Fire at the scene
    The plant at Avonmouth
    Fire crews at the scene
  9. Emergency services have responded to a ‘large explosion’ at port

    Fire crews, police and paramedics are responding to a “large” explosion at a port.

    Avon Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to reports of the blast in Avonmouth, near Bristol and have been joined at the scene by Avon and Somerset Police officers and South West Ambulance Service medics.

    The service tweeted: “We are joined at the scene by @ASPolice & @swasFT colleagues. The incident is ongoing.”

    View more on twitter
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    Video caption: The couple made the move after googling and seeing pictures of the Isle on TV.

    Despite having never visited before, Buffy and Alex decided to move to the Isle of Rum.