Live updates as smoke from huge fire spreads across Humber

A major fire at a factory in west Hull has sent smoke billowing high into the city sky and across the Humber.

Hull Live understands the fire broke out at Thompsons Plastics in Hessle this afternoon.

One person said: “There is a huge fire at Thompson plastics in Hessle. Never seen as much smoke, it can be seen from all across Hull.”

Large plumes of black smoke can be seen in the sky for miles across Hull and the River Humber itself.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they are at the scene.

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