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Factory fire in Bromsgrove
5:12pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Local
FIREFIGHTERS spent four hours tackling a factory fire in Bromsgrove on Saturday afternoon, (September 21).
Crews from both Bromsgrove and Redditch fire stations were called to the Supablind factory, on the Sherwood Road industrial estate site, at around 12.30pm.
Two staff members were at the factory but managed to get safely out of the building before emergency workers arrived at the scene.
Following a rapid assessment of the situation, the officer in charge immediately requested a third fire engine due to the size of the building, and the quantity of smoke being produced.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly entered the factory and used fire fighting jets to extinguish the blaze.
They managed to limit fire heat and smoke damage to the ground floor, and only minimal damage to the first floor.
No one was injured in the incident.
Station commander Phil Griffiths, who was the senior officer present at the scene, said: “The cause of this fire is believed to be accidental, starting on the ground floor in a fluorescent light fitting.
“I would like to praise the actions of both Supablind staff members who evacuated and called the fire service immediately, and the prompt and professional actions of the fire crews first on scene.”
He added Supablind managers and staff were working hard to ensure delays with customer orders were kept to a minimum.
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