Investigation Underway Into Substation Explosion

An investigation has been launched into an explosion at an electricity substation in Leicestershire.

Fire crews were called to reports of an explosion at the plant on Middlefield Lane in Hinckley at about 15:15 on Thursday.

Emergency services set an exclusion zone around the site with nearby businesses evacuated for safety reasons.

It is understood that no cause for the explosion has yet been established but an investigation is underway.


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