Fire in woodchip factory

Joseph Bulmer

FIRE fighters used an aerial ladder platform to tackle a fire at a woodchip manufacturing premises in Nadder Lane, South Molton, last night (Thursday)

Crews from South Molton and Barnstaple went to the single-storey factory unit where they found that a fire had started in a D500 woodpress, The machine suffered 10 per cent damage in the incident.

One hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a fixed sprinnkler were also used during the emergency.