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Fire news (4632879)
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A Stowmarket company has commented after a number of fire engines were called to its factory in Stowmarket this morning.

Ten units were initially called out to the incident at Muntons on the Needham Road Industrial Estate at just after 7.30am by only three attended the site after it was discovered it was much smaller than first understood.

An operator in the grain intake facility of the site noticed that one of the screw conveyors was much hotter than normal and he thought he could detect a faint whiff of smoke.

One appliance assisted in dowsing a small amount of smouldering grain dust and in helping the Muntons team inspect the isolated piece of equipment. By 10.30am all fire appliances had left site and operations had returned to normal.

Muntons Technical and Sustainability Director, said: “We are thankful to the fire brigade for their timely response. The exemplary vigilance of our operator and assistance from the fire brigade ensured this was a minor incident.

"There was no disruption to production, and staff arriving for work were able to drive onto site safely as the incident had been contained in a small area on site”