A MAJOR update has been announced this evening after a massive fire at MCD in Kidderminster.

Firefighters are expected to stay at Hoo Farm Industrial estate for a second night at Hoo Farm Industrial Estate.

Fire crews' presence is being scaled back however to six fire engines plus two aerial ladder platforms and other special appliances which are set to remain overnight.

The site has been fenced off to prevent public injury, as members of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service dismantle the former Midland Carpet Distributors’ building on Frederick Road.

The work could cause more smoke for a short time and is likely to raise dust in the immediate area.

Smoke can still be seen at the carpet distributor which has been devastated by the fire.

Firefighters are also having to cope with high winds and heavy rain caused by Storm Barra which has led to concerns about the safety of the structure.

Hereford and Worcester Fire chief Jon Pryce said: "Due to strong winds Hereford and Worcester Fire Service are now focussed making the scene safe from flying debris and removing the collapsed roof to access the remaining fire.

"You may still see a smoke for a few days but be assured we are actively working on scene, slight delay though due to weather."

A massive fire broke out at MCD Kidderminster on Monday morning with staff safely evacuated from the building.

Road were closed in the area but have reopened now except for a couple on the industrial estate.

At its height, over 100 firefighters from across Worcestershire and beyond fought the flames.

Group Commander Sam Pink from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: “We would like to thank our neighbouring fire services in Shropshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands as well as all of our other partners for their support.

“We would also like to thank the community for their support and patience during this incident.”

Due to being unable to ventilate buildings, to remain COVID-19 secure, Kidderminster College and a number of schools in the area have closed temporarily today.

Schools which closed today were: Foley Park Community Primary School, St John’s CE Primary School, St Oswald’s CE Primary School, Sutton Park Community Primary School in Kidderminster; and Wilden All Saints’ CE Primary School in Stourport-on-Severn.

Education establishments will decide when it is appropriate to reopen, so please check on individual websites.