Two people have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks supplier.
Emergency services are on the scene at Tilcon Avenue in Stafford and are battling to extinguish the resultant blaze that followed the explosion.
A cordon is in place and the Staffordshire police have released a statement:
“Emergency services are dealing with an fire at a Fireworks retailer on Tilcon Ave, Stafford. A cordon is in place to protect the public and we are urging those in the area to remain indoors with windows closed whilst @StaffsFire deal with the fire.
“A number of roads in the area and we are evacuating a number of businesses and homes in the area – Police will those approach affected.
“Please avoid the area to allow emergency crews to deal with the incident.”