Firefighters called to blaze at factory in Birstwith


Aug 3, 2022
birstwith factory fire
One of the fire engines in Birstwith this morning.

Firefighters were called to Birstwith this morning when a drying plant in a food factory went up in flames.

Crews from Ripon and Knaresborough went to Kerry Ingredients shortly before 7am this morning.

They used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

“There was damage to the drying equipment and pipework. The cause of the fire is not confirmed.”

Firefighters left the site by 9.18am.

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