Fire breaks out in industrial unit in Leicester

Police are warning motorists and the public to avoid an area in the city after a fire broke out in an industrial building in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred on an industrial unit on St Saviours Road, just before 6am this morning.

Police are currently in the process of evacuating residents living near the building.

A number of Fire and Rescue crews attended the scene from stations located around the city.

Initial reports suggest the fire broke out in a 2 storey commercial building, on the first floor.

Police say the fire has been extinguished and damping down is in progress, however, people are being asked to avoid the area as officers carry out their investigations.