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Updated: Firefighters still at scene of Easton fire

Staff watched on as fire fighters tackled the blaze at the Norbert Dentressangle haulier firm in Easton, north of Collyweston

Staff watched on as fire fighters tackled the blaze at the Norbert Dentressangle haulier firm in Easton, north of Collyweston

Firefighters are this afternoon (Tuesday) still tackling a fire at a factory complex in Easton, north of Colsterworth.

There are still five fire engines at the scene of the fire, which broke out at about 3.20pm yesterday (Monday) at the Norbert Dentressangle haulier firm.

Crews are tackling pockets of fire and there is now very little smoke at the site.

Staff from the firm and the nearby PAS frozen food manufacturing plant were evacuated. No-one was injured.

Engineering operator at Norbert Dentressangle Ian De’ath said the fire had spread through three empty cold storage units at the site and was threatening a fourth where pet foods were held.

Mr De’ath said: “I saw flames coming out of the side of number three cold storage and it took hold really quickly. The concern was the ammonia there and all the electrics. There were three of us who turned everything off.”

Norbert Dentressangle engineer Glenn Marples said: “There was a radio call came through asking us to call the fire brigade. It looks like it started in a truck but it was near the battery room for the forklift trucks and then everyone was quickly evacuated. We were all out in a couple of minutes. We could see the flames coming out of the roof and there was lots and lots of smoke. The cold stores are all linked by a passageway and it could spread through to the new one.”

Rafal Ulanski, who has worked at Norbert Dentressangle for two years, said: “It started around the most dangerous place, the battery room. It was the worst place for a fire to start. I was near the battery room and saw the fire, but my first impression was that it did not look too dangerous because it was behind a closed door.”

 

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