A LARGE fire has broken out in the car park of a shop in Tilehurst.

Eye-witnesses have reported that the blaze started in a shipping container in the car park at the rear of Co-Op, in School Road, and quickly spread to nearby cars.

Others reported sounds of explosions coming from the area, and smoke from the fire could be seen from Reading town centre.

Alex Haggard-Somerville took this video from the scene showing firefighters tackling the blaze.