Fire breaks out at Huntingdon factory

14:45 20 June 2014

Firefighters were called to the factory in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were called to the factory in the early hours of this morning.

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Firefighters battled a blaze at a Huntingdon factory.

Firefighters battled a blaze at a Huntingdon factory.

Two crews from the town were called to Forward Composites on Clifton Road at 1.59am, where they found an industrial oven on fire.

Wearing breathing apparatus, they extinguished the flames using a hose reel before returning to base by 3.25am.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Paul Jackson, managing director of the company, described the fire as “routine stuff”.

He added: “There was a bit of smoke from an oven but there was no damage.”

There was previously a fire at the company’s premises in January this year, involving more than 40 firefighters and affecting a piece of machinery.

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  • How can Paul Jackson Managing director describe fire as 'ROUTINE STUFF'? If these fires are so routine, I suggest he gets his own staff trained up to be routine fire fighters. Why do the fire brigade, who do a brilliant job, have to deal with this factory, who, has these fires which are 'routine stuff', managing directors words, NOT mine. If I were the fire brigade I would sting the company with a very heafty call out charge. Well done to the fire brigade, you lads & women do a great job. Thank you to all of you.

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    David W

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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