Firefighters tackle Birds Eye blaze

FIREFIGHTERS from Lowestoft spent an hour tackling a blaze at one of the town's largest employers.Around 25 firefighters were called to the Birds Eye/Unilever factory on Saturday afternoon.

FIREFIGHTERS from Lowestoft spent an hour tackling a blaze at one of the town's largest employers.

Around 25 firefighters were called to the Birds Eye/Unilever factory on Saturday afternoon.

Three crews from Normanshurst station and a further crew from Clifton Road were sent to the building on Whapload Road at around 3.10pm.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “We were called to a fire in waste cooking oil drums.”


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Firefighters removed all the insulation from the outside of the cylinders, and wearing breathing apparatus, they spent an hour putting the fire out using one hose reel.

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