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Swindon Honda Factory blaze tackled by 40 firefighters

A fire which broke out at the Honda car manufacturing plant in Swindon was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Crews were called at about 17:00 GMT on Saturday to a blaze in a diesel generator which spread to a paint shop.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said it spent several hours extinguishing the fire before leaving the site at 21:00 GMT.

A spokesman confirmed nobody was injured, but it is not yet clear whether production has been affected.

A previous fire at the plant in January left two workers needing hospital treatment.

The Japanese firm employs about 2,500 workers in Swindon, which is described as the "global hub" for Honda's five-door Civic model.

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