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Firefighters tackle fire at Ross-on-Wye industrial estate
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Ross-on-Wye industrial estate last night.
Fire crews were called to Sinclair Optical Services Ltd on the Ashburton Industrial Estate after a machine at a unit caught fire.
The call was received at around 9.10pm and two fire crews from Ross-on-Wye attended.
Martin Lown, station commander, said: “The fire had broken out in machinery used for the manufacture of glass lenses and is believed to have been caused by a vapour explosion inside one of the machines.”
He said the unit operates 24 hours a day and a member of staff had tackled the fire using an extinguisher after hearing the explosion in the grinding machine.
There were no injuries reported but the grinder was destroyed and there was heat damage in the factory unit near the machine.
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