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Fire crews tackle major blaze at sugar factory

The fire was in a processing plant – Photo: Suffolk Fire & Rescue

Fire crews from across the region have been mobilised to a major blaze at the British Sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds.

Firefighters were called to the factory, located on Hollow Road, at 3.50pm this afternoon, Thursday 18th February.

A total of fifteen appliances from Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Newmarket, Haverhill, Wickhambrook, Sudbury, Cambridge, Thetford and Woodbridge were sent to the scene.

The fire was in a processing plant in a high rise building and affected a conveyor belt inside a 30 by 30 meter area covering multiple floors.

The gas to the building was isolated and it has been confirmed that there were no casualties.

Firefighters used 3 hose reel jets, one 45mm jet and one 75mm jet to extinguish the blaze along with thermal imaging cameras and 6 breathing apparatus wearers.

A stop to the incident was called at 5.43pm with one crew expected to remain on scene for some time to monitor and ensure no reignitions.

Suffolk Police were alerted by the fire service to the incident but did not attend the site.

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