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Crews tackle major fire at Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby

Four firefighters from the Corby crew assess the scene at the fire in Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue dealt with a major fire at the Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby, having been called just after 4am on Tuesday morning (April 25).

At its height there were as many as nine fire engines tackling the flames, including appliances from across the border in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Although there were still some small fires within the unit late on Tuesday evening, firefighting actions were ceased before 11pm, with one pump remaining on the scene. Throughout the night crews regularly carried out inspections of the site and used hose reel jets to dampen any hotspots they found.

Fire engines spray water over a building that had caught fire at the Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby

Shortly after 5am the following day (April 26), all roads near to the incident were reopened, but one crew remained at the scene continuing to monitor the site.

The two industrial units affected by the blaze have been severely damaged, and on Wednesday morning fire investigators attended the scene to begin to investigate a possible cause for the fire.

Group Manager Jason Urbani said: “This was a challenging incident but thanks to the professionalism of our crews we were able to contain the fire to just the two industrial units and prevent it from spreading further – and I would like to thank crews from both Northamptonshire and the neighbouring services who assisted us for their tireless work.

“We appreciate incidents such as this can have a big impact in the area, and particularly in this case for local businesses. We know a number were affected while we dealt with this, and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding throughout.”

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