Firefighters tackle factory blaze

MORE than 150 fire fighters were dealing with a massive factory blaze in a Suffolk town today.Flames tore through the Premier Foods factory, in Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds at about 1.

MORE than 150 fire fighters were dealing with a massive factory blaze in a Suffolk town today.

Flames tore through the Premier Foods factory, in Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds at about 1.30am.

The fire is thought to have started in some wooden pallets, but soon after a loud explosion was heard as a gas cylinder went up in flames.

The 40 workers inside the building at the time of the incident had already been evacuated by this time and no one was injured.

Fire investigators were this morning probing the cause of the incident. It is not yet known what caused it.

See tonight's special edition Evening Star for the full story.

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