Fire breaks out at Huntingdonshire straw factory

11:41 07 January 2013

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FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze in a Huntingdonshire straw factory on Friday night (January 4).

Crews from St Neots, Kimbolton and Huntingdon to Sundown Straw Products, in Station Road, Tilbrook, at 11.55am after three tonnes of straw caught fire in a tub grinder.

The straw was removed from the machine and separated to put out the fire, which was accidental and believed to be caused by metal in the grinder.

This is the fifth time a fire has broken out at the straw processing factory in 18 months with fires in August, September and November in 2011 and August last year.

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