Fire crews tackle Turkish Delight blaze

CREWS from Suffolk were among more than 100 firefighters at a Turkish delight factory today after a huge blaze erupted.At the height of the blaze, firemen were surrounded by molten goo flowing from the Thetford factory.

CREWS from Suffolk were among more than 100 firefighters at a Turkish delight factory today after a huge blaze erupted.

At the height of the blaze, firemen were surrounded by molten goo flowing from the Thetford factory.

Fire crews were expected to be at the scene for most of today making it safe. Tanks of highly flammable industrial gas are yet to be accounted for.

The alarm was raised just before 11.30pm yesterday and it quickly became apparent how serious the fire was.


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Crews from Maidenhall, Ixworth, Brandon and Bury St Edmunds were among the first to be called to the blaze at Sultan's factory.

They found the 100m by 150m site well alight and further reinforcements were soon summoned.

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At the height of the incident there were 15 fire pumps, one control unit and two turntable ladders at the scene.

The all-clear was issued just before 3.30am, but a significant presence was maintained to guard against hot spots.

This morning there were still 10 fire crews damping down the smoking ruins of the factory.

And a spokeswoman for Norfolk fire service said a thorough fire investigation would be carried out over the course of the day to establish how the blaze started.

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