Fire crews fight paper mill blaze in Gloucestershire

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Firefighters have been tackling a fire at a paper mill in Gloucestershire.

Crews were called to Postlip Mill in Winchcombe at about 14:00 BST on Saturday to a fire which had spread to machinery and into the roof void, a fire spokesman said.

At the height of the blaze, more than 70 firefighters from 10 different stations were at the scene.

An investigation has now begun into the cause of the fire.

A Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service spokesman said the incident had been "hampered by chemicals used in the processes within the factory".

"Essential environmental measures were undertaken to successfully ensure minimal impact to both the personnel and surrounding area," he said.

"And firefighters were successful in minimising the damage to the mill which will enable the business to maintain key operations and resume normal operations within the next few days."

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