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Firefighters called to blaze at Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds





Firefighters were called to a blaze at Greene King on the edge of Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at 8.33am at the brewery in Westgate Street.

Three fire engines were at the scene and the road was closed at the junctions of Crown Street and College Street.

Smoke billowing from Greene King in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Andy Matthews
Smoke billowing from Greene King in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Andy Matthews
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Tom Palmer
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Tom Palmer
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones
Firefighters were called to a fire at Greene King, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Ash Jones

A fire service spokesman said the fire was confined to the outside cooling tower.

Crews used jet hoses and two hose reels to extinguish the flames.

The incident was dealt with by 8.53am.

A spokesperson for Greene King said: “A small fire broke out in the cooling tower outside our main brewery this morning, which was quickly contained.

“We would like to thank the firefighters and our teams for their quick response.”

The incident is not expected to have a significant impact on operations and the cause is not yet known.

No one was injured.