Fire at South Molton chipboard factory

FIRE fighters are tackling an ongoing blaze in two silos at the Norbord chipboard factory in Nadder Lane, South Molton. One appliance from South Molton and two from Barnstaple were first on the scene. The aerial ladder platform from Barnstaple was called

FIRE fighters are tackling an ongoing blaze in two silos at the Norbord chipboard factory in Nadder Lane, South Molton.

One appliance from South Molton and two from Barnstaple were first on the scene. The aerial ladder platform from Barnstaple was called in to provide fire fighting from height. One appliance from Chulmleigh attended to provide another thermal imaging camera.

The fire broke out at about 12.30 today (Tuesday). One hose reel, two main jets, two setsw of breathing apparatus and the hydraulic platform were being used to tackle the blaze.


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