Families offered refuge in church as 44 homes are evacuated by firefighters tackling huge blaze
| Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
5/4/2019 4:12 AM EST
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More than 40 homes have been evacuated after a huge blaze broke out at an industrial unit in Bristol.
Families have been offered refuge at a nearby church after being forced to leave their houses on Friday night as the fire raged at the Strachan and Henshaw building in Speedwell.
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Images and video on social media showed huge flames and plumes of black smoke billowing from the site, while residents reported hearing explosions.
Some said they had been warned by authorities that asbestos was in the air.
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Avon Fire and Rescue Service said crews were likely to be tackling the blaze through the night, having been called at about 6.20pm.
A total of 44 nearby...
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