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UK NewsPeterborough fire: Hotpoint factory trailers engulfed in blaze with 'explosions' heard for miles

14:10  30 august  2019
14:10  30 august  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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A fire has engulfed several lorry trailers at a washing machine factory in Peterborough , sending a huge The black smoke could be seen from miles around the Hotpoint site in Shrewsbury Avenue. There have been reports of explosions being heard since the blaze began shortly before 19:00 BST.

Firefighters are battling a large fire at a Hotpoint factory which has sent large clouds of thick black smoke over Peterborough . Images appear to show several trailer units ablaze at the industrial park in the Woodston area of the city while witnesses on social media reported hearing explosions .

Peterborough fire: Hotpoint factory trailers engulfed in blaze with 'explosions' heard for miles © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

A large fire has engulfed lorry trailers at Whirpool's Peterborough factory, sending large clouds of thick black smoke over the city.

Around 50 firefighters have been working to bring the blaze under control at the firm's UK headquarters in Shrewsbury Avenue, where up to 40 trailers used as permanent storage for spare parts caught fire.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions as billowing torrents of dark smoke were visible for miles across the city after the blaze broke out shortly before 7pm on Thursday.

There are no reported casualties and residents were warned to keep their doors and windows closed, emergency services said.

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A HUGE fire broke out at Hotpoint factory in Peterborough after witnesses reported of ' explosions ' being heard and locals warned of toxic smoke. One person took to Twitter after seeing the blaze break out, writing: "Driving through # Peterborough hear a loud bang and now (standing next) to a

A raging fire has torn through lorry trailers at a washing machine factory in Peterborough , with explosions heard from miles away as large clouds of Another said: " Hotpoint on fire . So many explosions . Hope all are safe." Image: Torrents of black smoke were visible for miles across the city.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions and seeing billowing black smoke (Photo: PA)

Eyewitness Amy Price said: "I heard multiple explosions and several car alarms going off. As soon as I got outside I could see the thick acrid smoke with ash falling nearby ... the smell was just disgusting.

Peterborough fire: Hotpoint factory trailers engulfed in blaze with 'explosions' heard for miles © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

"There were continuous streams of ambulances, fire appliances, investigation units and incident support units in attendance.

"It appeared that 15 or so lorries had blown up in the lorry park."

She added that parents were trying to collect their children from a nearby gymnastics club as police cordoned off and evacuated the immediate area.

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The site at Shrewesbury Avenue serves as Whirpool's UK head office. The household appliance company owns brands such as Hotpoint and makes tumble dryers and washing machines.

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A ‘serious’ explosion at a Hotpoint factory is tearing through trailers in an industrial park in Peterborough . Around two dozen firefighters and eight fire engines are currently tackling the huge blaze engulfing the back of the washing machine factory , Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

A HUGE fire broke out at Hotpoint factory in Peterborough after bystanders reported of " explosions " being heard and locals warned of toxic smoke. One person took to Twitter after seeing the blaze break out, writing: "Driving through # Peterborough hear a loud bang and now (standing next) to a

The firm has recently come under scrutiny after admitting that it had sold 800,000 faulty tumble dryers in the UK that could pose a fire risk.

At a parliamentary hearing in July, the US appliance company told MPs the numbers were higher than feared, after 1.7 million products were modified following the scandal.

Whirlpool said that its machines could be linked to 750 fires in the last 11 years, or one every five days.

All 127 models of vented and condensing tumble dryers produced between 1 April 2004 and 30 September 2015 and sold under the Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Proline and Swan brands are at risk.

Whirlpool also revealed that 54 fires had taken place in recent years due to the build-up of fluff in their machines, with three involving appliances that have already been updated.

'Nobody and nothing has been injured'

'Nobody has been injured'

A Whirlpool spokesman said: "Most importantly, we can confirm that nobody has been injured in this incident and none of the buildings on our site have been affected.

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Hotpoint factory fire Credit: PA. A raging fire has torn through lorry trailers at a kitchen appliance factory in Peterborough , sending large clouds of thick black smoke over the city. Witnesses reported hearing explosions as billowing torrents of dark smoke were visible for miles across the

Explosions tear through dozens of HGV trailers behind Whirlpool factory in Peterborough sending huge cloud of smoke across the city. Fire was behind the Whirlpool factory in Morley Way, Peterborough . 'Large bangs' and explosion sounds were heard across the city at around 7pm.

"A fire broke out at approximately 6.45pm on Thursday in an area of our Peterborough headquarters where heavy goods vehicle trailers are parked.

"These trailers contained spare parts and the blaze spread to approximately 30 of them.

"The fire is now under control and investigations by the police into the cause are ongoing. Operations will resume as normal on site tomorrow.

"We would like to offer our most sincere thanks to the emergency services for all their assistance in tackling this incident.

"We also apologise to people living and working in the area for any disruption caused."

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service group commander Karl Bowden said: "We've got approximately 40 lorry trailers on fire. These lorry trailers are full of parts for washing machines and fridges.

"There is no risk to the public outside of this immediate area. We are on top of it, we are controlling the fire, and we hope to have it under control and extinguished within the next few hours."

With additional reporting from PA

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