'Major incident' declared as huge fire rips through industrial estate in St Helens, UK

A fire that has ravaged an industrial building in St Helens, UK has been declared a "major incident" by local authorities on Wednesday (May 20).

Footage shows large plumes of smoke rising from a warehouse blaze in the Earlestown area.

According to local reports, roads surrounding the area have been cordoned off as at least 15 fire engines attended the fire.

The filmer said: "The thick black smoke can be seen for miles."