Lincolnshire

Norbert Dentressangle blaze: Investigation due to start

Fire at Norbert Dentressangle site in Easton
Image caption At its height, about 70 firefighters and 15 engines were used to tackle the blaze
Fire at potato factory near Grantham
Image caption Smoke from the fire could be seen from as far away as Boston - over 30 miles away
Fire at Norbert Dentressangle site in Easton
Image caption The site was evacuated while the fire was brought under control
Fire engines at Easton
Image caption The fire service said a large steel warehouse building had been "substantially damaged"

An investigation is due to begin into the cause of a huge fire at a food storage plant in Lincolnshire.

The blaze erupted on Monday afternoon at the Norbert Dentressangle site on Burton Lane in Easton, near Grantham.

Eyewitnesses said smoke from the fire at a pet food store could be seen from Boston - over 30 miles away.

At its height, about 70 firefighters dealt with the blaze, helping to prevent it spreading to nearby cold stores.

Fire service group manager Shaun Taylor said: "We still have about 20 people on site making sure that the fire is out and the site is made safe."

He added a steel warehouse building had been "substantially damaged" by the fire.

There have been no reports of casualties.

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