Fire crews attend business blaze in Corby

Eight fire crews attended a large blaze at an office block in Corby yesterday evening.

Crews attended the building in Eismann Way at 10:50pm on Thursday, June 12, and firefighters were deployed inside wearing breathing apparatus as others tackled the fire from outside through a first floor window.

One employee inside the building escaped without injury when the fire triggered the building’s smoke alarm.

Incident Commander Dan Retter said: “The fire alarm gave vital early warning to the occupant allowing them to safely exit the building.

“This really emphasises the importance of testing your smoke alarms, be that in a commercial or domestic premises.

“The incident yet again shows that smoke alarms really do save lives.”

Fire safety specialists and a fire investigator are supporting the business and the cause is under investigation.

Information about business fire safety is available at www.northantsfire.gov.uk/safety/meeting-your-legal-obligations-rb/

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