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Police impose exclusion zone during Worcestershire rocket plant fire

19 November 2012

A 600m exclusion zone was set up around the Roxel plant in Summerfield Lane, Kidderminster and residents and businesses were evacuated after a major blaze broke out on November 16. The A449 Kidderminster to Worcester road was also closed until the exclusion zone was lifted later in the day.

A rest centre for those evacuated was set up at Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre.

Roxel designs and manufactures rocket motors for tactical missiles.

Police said they were liaising with local authorities to co-ordinate their response to any community impact the fire may have.

There were no reports of injuries at the scene, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

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