A number of bangs were heard across Derby shortly before 14:00 BST and large, black plumes of smoke were visible for miles, the BBC reports.
Main line train services have been suspended and residents are being advised to stay indoors.
Breaking: Massive fire after multiple ‘explosions’ at an industrial estate in Derby, U.K.. pic.twitter.com/gW1sSF9tmc
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) April 22, 2019
i’m at the scene of a huge explosion in derby city centre. four large booms shook the city. thick black smoke is billowing towards the sky pic.twitter.com/EW0J2ZJAJD
— Paige Oldfield (@paigeoldfield22) April 22, 2019
— Tom Emery (@tomemery9) April 22, 2019