THE huge Tilehurst fire appears to have originated at ILP Limited, Unit 1, Stadium Way.

The company deals with the purchasing and selling of empty toner inkjet cartridges, and as plumes of smoke billow across the town, residents are being warned to keep doors and windows shut.

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A Tweet from Reading Borough Council said: "Any people in businesses and residential units on Stadium Way, Richfield Avenue and residents in lower or upper Caversham should stay inside and keep windows shut."

While RBFRS posted: "We currently remain on the scene at Stadium Way, Tilehurst.

"We are asking that residents keep their windows and doors shut at this time.

"Further information will be provided as soon as possible."