Emergency services are at the scene of a major fire on a residential street in Kidderminster. 

Large plumes of smoke can be seen across the Horsefair as fire crews are busy tackling the blaze on Eddy Road. 

It is unclear at this stage what caused the fire but it is believed it started from a caravan and has spread to nearby houses. 

At least two homes have been reported as being on fire but the total number has not yet been confirmed. 

Councillor Leigh Whitehouse said: "I understand a caravan had initially caught fire and now houses are catching fire too. I’d urge people to avoid the area as explosions can be heard and several cars and pedestrians are congregating, please allow the emergency services to do what they do best.

"I’ve contacted WFDC to establish what immediate support we can offer and a local support worker has been in touch to say a team will be in the area to support families in the morning."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police added: “We’re currently in attendance at a serious fire involving a number of properties on Eddy Road in Kidderminster, having been called shortly before 9.35pm this evening. 

“Emergency Services remain on scene and will be in attendance throughout the night.  

“Nobody has been injured.

“There’s a cordon in place on Eddy Road and part of Queen Street which is likely to remain in place overnight.  Please avoid the area.

“Local residents are advised to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.”

Anyone who is unable to return to their property and cannot make alternative arrangements should contact Wyre Forest District Council’s out-of-hours service on 01562 732225.