Hereford & Worcester

Fire at Tyrrells crisp factory in Leominster

Fire engine
Image caption The fire was contained in a separate area from the workers who were able to continue producing crisps

Crews have been tackling a large fire at a crisp factory in Herefordshire.

Firefighters were called to Tyrrells Court, Leominster, at 1235 BST when a fire broke out on a mezzanine level inside the factory.

At its height 10 crews were fighting the blaze. A search and rescue unit was also deployed. No-one was hurt and all the workers were accounted for.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service contained the fire, allowing production to continue at the plant.

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