Leicestershire firefighters tackle blaze at a quarry
- 18 May 2013
- From the section Leicester
Firefighters were called from across Leicestershire to tackle a blaze at a quarry which burnt through the night.
Flames and smoke could be seen for miles around Croft Quarry, between Enderby and Cosby, after the fire took hold at about 19:00 BST on Friday.
At its peak, 50 firefighters battled the burning building bringing it under control by 23:00 and eventually putting it out in the early hours of Saturday.
The cause is now being investigated and nobody was reported injured.
Specialist equipment, including a water carrier and aerial platforms were used to fight the fire which is thought to have involved a conveyor into the building.
Surveyors will examine the damage later on Saturday.