FOUR fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were called to a fire at the Norbord factory near South Molton this morning (Monday, January 5.) Appliances were sent from Barnstaple, Chulmleigh and South Molton after reports of a blaze in the machinery r

FOUR fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were called to a fire at the Norbord factory near South Molton this morning (Monday, January 5.)Appliances were sent from Barnstaple, Chulmleigh and South Molton after reports of a blaze in the machinery room at around 9.30am.It involved a compressor unit inside the compressor room, with the machinery was severely damaged by the fire.Fire fighters had the incident under control by 11am, with assistance from the specialist on-site fire team.A fire crew from Barnstaple will revisit the wood processing plant at 3pm today. The cause if the fire is under investigation.