‘Three boys have been reported to the Children’s Panel after an explosion and major fire at a chemical plant in Ayrshire, police have said.
Flames were spotted at the Nobel Enterprises factory in Stevenston at about 2000 BST on Saturday.
The fire involved highly-flammable nitrocellulose, which is used in inks and coatings. [..]
Anne Graham, also 56, said: “It was terrible. I thought the sun had come out, then my husband phoned and said ‘Do you see?’
“I couldn’t believe it. I stood on a nearby hill and could feel the heat on my face.” [..]
Strathclyde Police said about 1,500 to 1,700 tons of the nitrocellulose had been involved in the incident.’