Firefighters tackle Apetito food factory blaze in Trowbridge

Eight fire crews are tackling a blaze that is sending acrid smoke into the air in Trowbridge.

The Apetito food factory on the Canal Road Industrial Estate was safely evacuated after the fire broke out at 14:00 GMT, Wiltshire Fire Service said.

People living nearby have been told to keep their doors and windows closed and neighbouring businesses have also been evacuated as a precaution.

The fire is in a building used for packaging.

Canal Road remains open but the fire service said the situation could change if the smoke alters direction.

Apetito produces main meals and puddings for care homes, hospitals and local authorities.

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