There is believed to have been an explosion like sound in the low grange area of Billingham within the last few moments.
Local residents have told Teesside Incidents a loud explosion was heard, and that smoke can now be seen.
Further local resident tells Teesside Incidents That its believed to be ICI flaring off.
Other members of Teesside Incidents how they heard a loud bang a spotted a flare that they had not seen before.
It is very likely that chemical plant ICI is flaring off.
It is not believed to be serious.