Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the top of a wind turbine in Hull, with smoke being seen across the city.

Pictures showed the gearbox section on fire, with the blades also affected. Eyewitnesses described seeing burning debris falling to the ground.

The 410ft (125m) tall turbine is on Oak Road in the city, near the Croda chemicals manufacturing site.

Humberside Fire and Rescue said crews attended after receiving “multiple calls” about the blaze.

Planning documents show the turbine was approved in 2007 and can generate 2MW of electricity. It helped to power the chemical plant, which is on the banks of the River Hull.

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